Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

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Faculty and Staff

Queen's University is committed to the health, safety, and success of our faculty and staff. Below you will find links to campus-wide information and resources for employees.

Where possible, employees should continue to work remotely to decrease density on campus and mitigate the exposure of those whose work requires them to be on site. For more information on preparing work spaces for a return to campus, consult the Return to Campus Guidelines.

For more on when and how faculty and staff can return to campus, please consult the Queen's Return to Campus Priorities for Faculty and Staff.


Human Resources

Queen's Human Resources has compiled information, resources, and strategies to help employees remain connected, health, and supported. Visit the HR COVID-19 information website for more on:

Return to campus checklists are available for employees, managers/supervisors, and building/departmental managers.

Guideline for Employees to Address COVID-19 Related Concerns

If you see someone on campus not following the University and/or public health COVID guidelines:

  • As with any health and safety concern, if you are comfortable having a conversation with someone who is not following the protocols, you can do so. It may simply be a situation where the person was not aware or forgot and this could be a teachable moment. We are all in this together and everyone could play a part.
  • For immediate intervention - Call Campus Security and Emergency Services – ext. 36111
  • For less urgent situations - Contact the Department of Environmental Health & Safety – ext. 32999

For concerns regarding the COVID related protocols in your work location or department:

  • Following the internal responsibility system, you should raise the issue with your supervisor.
  • If issue is not resolved - Contact the Department of Environmental Health & Safety – ext. 32999

For concerns regarding the COVID related protocols in locations where there are established monitoring processes (such as the ARC or the Libraries):

  • Raise your concern with those that are in the monitoring role in those facilities.

For concerns regarding building infrastructure (hand sanitizer at building entrances, cleaning of spaces, refill of soap and paper towels in washrooms, etc.)

  • Contact Fix-It – ext. 77301 or 613-533-6757 or fixit@queensu.ca. After hours - call 613-533-6080

For concerns regarding contractors on campus:

  • Contact Fix-It – ext. 77301 or 613-533-6757 or fixit@queensu.ca. After hours - call 613-533-6080
  • PPS will address the on-campus requirements with the contractor’s personnel.

Remote collaboration and instruction

For resources about connecting, collaborating, and teaching remotely, visit the Information Technology Services website.

Resources for remote instruction from the Queen's Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Research

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) updates

For the latest information on research operations at Queen's University visit the VP (Research) COVID-19 information web page.

Library

For information about online and in-person access to Queen's University Library resources, please visit the Library COVID-19 updates.

Travel

All university-sponsored travel is suspended. Queen’s University has suspended all university-sponsored travel outside of Canada indefinitely. This affects students, staff, and faculty and includes all future exchange, study abroad, letters of permission, faculty-led programs, internships, research placements, community-engaged learning, practicums, and conferences. This suspension also applies to incoming travel by visitors outside of Canada coming to Queen’s. In specific circumstances, waivers may be granted. Please email the Office of the Vice-Provost (International).

Faculty-specific updates

As links to faculty-specific COVID-19 information pages become available, we will link below: