Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Davies 3 Unit at its Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site as of Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.
According to a press release from KHSC, two patients in the unit have tested positive for COVID-19, and the unit is now under quarantine and closed to admissions and visitors. KFL&A Public Health has been notified, KHSC said. The Davies 3 is normally used as a cardiac care unit.
“KHSC, in collaboration with Public Health, is in the process of notifying all patients, visitors, families and staff affected by the outbreak,” the organization stated in the release.
“The hospital’s infection prevention and control and occupational health teams are completing the necessary contact tracing and swabbing for individuals on the affected unit. Patients who have been discharged from the unit and who are deemed at risk to exposure, along with visitors, are being contacted by Public Health and will be followed closely in the community.”
KHSC said patient care services continue as normal.
“Our top priority is the safety of our patients, health-care workers and community. As we continue to see community spread of COVID-19, KHSC remains vigilant and thanks everyone for working hard to prevent the spread of the virus, including adherence to our screening processes, masking requirements and visitor restrictions.”
KHSC said that members of the public who have symptoms of COVID-19 or concerns that they may have been exposed to the virus can seek testing at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre (Beechgrove Complex). Appointments can be booked online at https://ygkcovidtesting.coconutcalendar.com/.
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