City Matters: Weekly COVID-19 Bulletin January 8 2020

City Matters: Weekly COVID-19 Bulletin

The KFL&A Region is now in the Grey-Lockdown level. The shutdown will be in effect until Jan. 23, 2021. Find out about the changes.

News from the City

Emergency Child Care Services
  • To support health care/front-line workers during the Provincial lockdown, the City of Kingston, with Licensed Child Care Operators, is opening licensed spaces for emergency child care services for school-aged children from January 11 - 22. Apply online
Kingston Transit service adjustments began Dec. 28
  • Monday – Friday: All routes on Saturday service level, except Route 10 which remains on weekday service levels
  • Saturdays: Saturday service level
  • Sundays: Sunday service level
  • Route 18/18Q and all Queen’s University seasonal routes continue to be suspended
Stay safe: Connect with City services from home 
  • City staff continue to deliver services to residents during the provincial lockdown, safely and reliably. The City encourages residents to connect by phone, email or online when possible.
  • Outlined on this page are high-traffic City offices and alternate means to connect with staff at various locations, as we all work to do our part to eliminate the spread of COVID-19.
Closed City Services
As a reminder:
  • Recreation facilities and programs are suspended until Jan. 23
  • All short-stay absences and general visits for residents at Rideaucrest Home will not be permitted except by defined caregivers
  • The Kingston Grand Theatre is closed to the public until further notice.
  • The PumpHouse Museum is closed until further notice in accordance with the Provincewide Shutdown.
Learn more and view a complete list of affected City programs and services at

Small business resources
Kingston EcDev is making sure small businesses have the support they need to get through this uncertain and challenging time. Book 1-on-1 Zoom meetings and find resources on their website.

Takeout, delivery and curbside pick-up: learn how you can support Kingston's Businesses during the provincewide shutdown
Tourism Kingston has curated a list of retailers and restaurants offering curb-side pick up or delivery during the provincewide shutdown. See the complete list  and learn more online.

Keep Safe. Be Kind.

While the KFL&A Region is in the Grey-Lockdown level, please remember the following recommendations from The Chief Medical Officer of Health:
  • Stay home to the fullest extent possible.
  • Limit close contact to your household (the people you live with).
  • Do not attend gatherings with anyone outside of your household. 
  • Limit trips outside of the home only for essential purposes (e.g., health care, medication, groceries, and child care). 
  • Limit travel outside the region and out of the province to only essential purposes. 
  • Exercise alone or with people in your household. 
  • Work remotely in all industries to the greatest extent possible. 
  • Maintain 2 metres of physical distance from everyone outside of your household. 
  • Wear a face covering indoors and outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained; or if wearing one is required.
Key elements of the Provincewide Shutdown are contained in the Ministry’s Provincewide Shutdown slide deck. It outlines general public health measures and sector-specific restrictions for businesses, organizations and facilities.

Find regularly updated information on COVID-19, its impacts on City services 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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