KFLA Public Health confirms Kingston Transit rider tested positive for COVID-19

Today, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health confirms a COVID-19 positive case travelled on Kingston Transit Bus Route 1 on:

  • October 20: northbound trip from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and southbound trip from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • October 21: northbound trip from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and southbound trip from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • October 22: northbound trip from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and southbound trip from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • October 23: northbound trip from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. and southbound trip from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

KFL&A Public Health is unable to identify all riders on the route and is issuing a public notice to assist with contact tracing.

The individual with a COVID-19 infection wore a face covering during all bus trips—and most likely other riders also did due to the mandatory requirement for face coverings—which can reduce the possibility of infection transmission to others. Kingston Transit continues to adhere to all public health measures and are committed to protecting the health and safety of passengers and staff.

This is a low risk of exposure to the public; however, if you travelled on the following route on these dates, monitor yourself for new or worsening signs and symptoms related to COVID-19 until November 6 (14 days after last possible exposure).

If you are currently experiencing symptoms, self-isolate immediately, and seek an appointment for testing at the COVID-19 Community Assessment Centre.

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