COVID-19

(Coronavirus Disease 2019) Update as of Mar 29, 2020

If you have any of the following:

AND YOU HAVE IN THE LAST 14 DAYS BEFORE SYMPTOM ONSET:

Had close contact* with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been to an impacted area

Traveled outside of Canada

OR

Been in close contact* (living with or caring for a person) with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19

OR

OR

Returning from an area in Canada with established transmission of COVID-19 

THEN FOR MILD SYMPTOMS, PLEASE AVOID MEDICAL CLINICS AND SELF ISOLATE for 14 days at home. This applies to COVID-19 cases, confirmed or probable.

  • If your symptoms are moderate or escalating, report to the Kingston Memorial Centre COVID-19 Assessment Unit (10am-8pm daily, 303 York St)

  • 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)

Kingston Memorial Centre (303 York St) Covid-19 Assessment Unit is open 10am-8pm 7 days/week starting Saturday, Mar 21, 2020. The previous HDH assessment site has moved.

  • If your symptoms are mild, 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

  • Close contacts should read this document prepared by Public Health

PLEASE DO NOT PROCEED TO THE HDH COVID-19 ASSESSMENT UNIT IF YOU ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, REGARDLESS OF TRAVEL OR CONTACT HISTORY

 IF YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED BY  PUBLIC HEALTH TO GET OUTPATIENT TESTING, PLEASE PROCEED TO THE HDH  ASSESSMENT SITE.

 

PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN YOU ARRIVE.

Outpatient Testing of Coronovirus:

Reserved for the following people:

  • Symptomatic contacts of confirmed cases 

  • Hospitalized patients with respiratory symptoms (acute or exacerbated)

  • Symptomatic health care workers and staff who work at health care facilities

  • Symptomatic residents and staff in long term care and retirement homes

  • Symptomatic residents of remote, rural, isolated, and /or indigenous communities

  • Symptomatic travellers identified at an entry point to Canada

Asymptomatic Patients 

  • If you have traveled,  please self isolate at home for 14 days and avoid exposure to the public.  

  • If you have not traveled, but were exposed to COVID-19, please self isolate for 14 days from your last contact. Unless you develop symptoms, you will not need outpatient testing.

 

During this time, please monitor for the development of symptoms and follow the above instructions if you develop symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

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