Kingston’s accommodation industry donates supplies to the Kingston Self-Isolation Centre

By Visit Kingston

The Kingston Self-Isolation Centre (KSIC) recently opened its doors to referrals from the COVID-19 Assessment Centre. The centre allows individuals experiencing homelessness to self-isolate and maintain a safe physical distance from others – including those who may have COVID-19 or who have symptoms and are awaiting testing. The KSIC is managed by Addiction and Mental Health Services – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.

Getting the centre up and running has been a community effort with hotels, bed and breakfasts, and other accommodation providers in Kingston heeding the call for supplies. From bed linens to towels, soaps and lotions, Kingston’s accommodation providers donated many items that will ensure the centre is comfortable and welcoming for its residents.

“The city very much appreciates the contributions made by the community in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our residents. We recognize the tourism industry is hurting as a result of COVID-19 so their generosity is wonderful,” says Cheryl Hitchen, Social Policy & Strategic Community Development Manager with the City of Kingston.

Best Western Fireside Inn and Courtyard by Marriott donated soap and shampoo, as did the Rosemount Inn, which also provided bottles of lotion. Frontenac Club and Delta Hotels by Marriott Kingston Waterfront contributed linens to outfit the Centre’s beds, and Delta also provided towels. Hilltop Motel, Quality Inn and Suites, and Holiday Inn Express and Suites Kingston Central all offered to donate supplies, as well.