(Coronavirus Disease 2019)
Kingston KFL & A Public Health Order (applies Jun 27, 2020):
Mandatory masking at indoor public settings
If you have any of the following:
OR SYMPTOMS OF
New loss of taste or smell
Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
Unexplained muscle aches, fatigue, malaise
Sore throat, ear pain, sinus congestion, runny nose, or nasal congestion (in absence of underlying reason such as seasonal allergies, post nasal drip, etc.)
• Difficulty swallowing
Other Atypical signs :
• Delirium (acutely altered mental status and inattention)
• Unexplained or increased number of falls
• Acute functional decline
• Exacerbation of chronic conditions
• Multisystem inflammatory vasculitis in children
COVID toes , or unexplained rash on body (read more)
• Unexplained tachycardia
• Decrease in blood pressure
• Unexplained hypoxia (even if mild i.e. O2 sat <90%)
• Lethargy, difficulty feeding in infants (if no other diagnosis)
THEN REPORT TO COVID 19 ASSESSMENT UNIT FOR EVALUATION and TESTING. FOR MILD SYMPTOMS, PLEASE SELF ISOLATE for 14 days at home. This applies to COVID-19 cases, confirmed or probable.
COVID-19 Assessment Unit (CAU): 9am-4pm daily, located at Beechgrove Complex (51 Heakes Lane)
Booked appts for CAU can be requested by calling 613-548-2376.
Phones at CAU are answered from 9:30am-3:30pm daily.
If your symptoms are severe or unstable, report immediately to the nearest ER
**Hospital visits are reserved for those whose symptoms may need inpatient admission or acute management of respiratory distress
KFL&A 613-549-1232 8:30-4:30 M-F or 613-507-3100 (after hours and holidays)
After your assessment, self isolate at home for at least 14 days
Exercise contact precautions and stay 2 meters away from others
Wear a mask, cover cough with elbow, frequent handwashing
Updated on May 24, 2020 by Ontario Ministry of Health:
"No Ontarian who is symptomatic or who is concerned they have been exposed to COVID-19 will be declined a test at an Assessment Centre (either through appointment or walk-in, per the processes of each individual Assessment Centre)"
You are eligible for testing at COVID 19 assessment unit if:
You are Symptomatic:
All people with at least one symptom of COVID-19 (above), even for mild symptoms.
You are Asymptomatic, but have COVID 19 Exposure Risk :
People who are concerned that they have been exposed to COVID-19.
People who are contacts of or may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case.
People who are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their employment, including essential workers (e.g., health care workers, grocery store employees, food processing plants).
Staff who work at health care facility, retirement or long term care home
You live in remote, rural, isolated, and /or indigenous communities
Travellers identified at an entry point to Canada