City Matters: COVID-19 Bulletin May 14

Stay home, stay safe, be kind, and support local.

Having trouble keeping up with COVID-19 measures? Consult the City's Frequently Asked Questions guide.
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City service restrictions extended under prolonged Provincial Stay-at-Home Order

The Ontario Government declared an extension of the State of Emergency and the Provincial Stay-at-Home Order for an additional two weeks, remaining in effect until at least Wednesday, June 2 at 12:01 a.m.
For complete details, please refer to the Province of Ontario’s News Release.
The Provincial government is also extending the same restrictions, which include:
  • Restricting the use of some recreation a amenities (e.g. golf courses, basketball courts, soccer fields, etc.)
  • Prohibiting all indoor and outdoor gatherings for members outside of the same household, except for persons living alone who may be able to join another household.
  • Shutting down non-essential construction, warehouses and manufacturing.
  • Tightening capacity of indoor events including those in places of worship, weddings and funerals.
  • Limiting travel between provinces and seeking further international border restrictions.
Some outdoor recreation amenities remain open but restricted
Some outdoor recreation amenities including public trails and parks remain open for safe enjoyment and exercise, but are restricted to members of the same household only. Any person who enters or uses an outdoor recreation amenity must maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others (excluding members of the same household).

Updates from our community partners

Asymptomatic Testing Recommended for Construction Workers in KFL&A Region
  • On May 11, KFL&A Public Health recommended local construction workers get asymptomatic testing done once every two weeks at the assessment centre in Kingston. This temporary measure is put in place while the region continues to report high levels of COVID-19 activity, especially variants of concern that have a higher transmission rate.
  • The community assessment centre has extended hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. to accommodate these workers. The appointment booking link has been created for construction workers.
  • For the most up-to-date information visit or COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario.

The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce brings Rapid Antigen Tests to local businesses.
  • The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce has acquired an initial shipment of 50,000 rapid COVID-19 test kits for distribution to local businesses. Kits will be available at no charge to businesses with 150 employees or fewer.
  • The distribution centre for the test kits is at the Alliance Business Centre, 299 Concession St.
  • Visit for more information.

Downtown Kingston businesses are online and ready to serve you! Shop & dine locally & safely from the comfort of your home. Downtown Delivers, curbside pickup, gift cards & more! Visit Downtown Kingston for more information.


Stay Informed. Stay Safe.

Find regularly updated information on COVID-19, City services available, and what you can do on the City's COVID-19 webpage.  All of our updates will be noted within our news releases, on our website, and our verified social media feeds. 

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-05-14 16:03:03 -0400