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Kingston, Ont. public health warns of positive COVID-19 case at Italo-Canadian Club

KFL&A Public Health is advising of a positive COVID-19 case at the Italo-Canadian Club. Megan King / CKWS TV

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health is warning individuals who attended the Italo-Canadian Club on Saturday, Nov. 20 to isolate until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result.

An individual who was positive for COVID-19 attended the facility from 6:30 to 11:30 that night.

Public health says those who were in attendance and are unvaccinated must isolate until Dec. 1.

Read more: COVID-19 rates continue to rise in KFL&A, 32 new cases, 267 active

The health agency says the process of contact tracing has already begun, adding that an additional public notice may be required should it not be able to reach all parties.

The Italo-Canadian Club issued a statement regarding the positive test, saying it was shocked to hear the news of the positive case. It also added that all public health protocols were followed, including guests wearing a mask unless eating or drinking.

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“The event on November 20 was no exception. Every single person who entered was asked to sign in with their name and phone number for contact tracing purposes and was screened at the door by our staff,” Italo-Canadian Club president Nella Belcastro said.

“Though this news has shaken us, we will continue to learn and grow from this experience,” Belcastro said. “We know we did everything we could to try and avoid this situation and we will continue to work diligently to ensure Kingstonians have a safe experience at our venue.”

The region is currently seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases, including repeated record-high daily active cases.

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