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Kingston health unit warns of COVID-19 exposure on several city buses

KFL&A Public Health is warning of a low risk COVID-19 exposure on several Kingston Transit buses. Kingston Transit / Twitter

KFL&A Public Health says a person who tested positive for COVID-19 travelled on several Kingston Transit bus routes over the last two weeks.

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According to Dr. Kieran Moore, medical officer of health for the region, the affected person travelled on the following routes:

  • April 15: Route 7 – Departing Compton Street/Wilson Street at 1:35 p.m., arriving at Cataraqui Centre transfer point at 2 p.m.
  • April 21: Route 7 – Departing Compton Street/Wilson Street at 8:35 a.m., arriving Cataraqui Centre 9 a.m.
  • April 21: Route 7 – Departing Cataraqui Centre transfer point at 3:30 p.m., arriving at Compton Street/Wilson Street at 3:55 p.m.
  • April 23: Route 16 – Departing Kingston Centre transfer point at 12:00 p.m., arriving Compton Street/Wilson Street at 12:20 p.m.
  • April 24: Route 1 – Departing at Compton Street/Wilson Street at 12:20 p.m., arriving at St. Lawrence College at 1 p.m.

The health unit says it is issuing a public notice because it is unable to identify all riders on these routes.

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Moore is asking anyone who travelled on these routes during these times to monitor themselves for symptoms. If any do arise, you must self-isolate immediately and get tested.

The health unit says this is a low-risk exposure and that Kingston Transit was following all public health guidelines.

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