Masking is one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With this in mind, the university has decided to extend the masking requirement until the end of May 2022 at which time it will review the continuation of the requirement.

This action is being taken for our employees’ wellbeing and to help ensure the university can continue to deliver safely on its academic mission throughout the spring. Everyone taking part in activities on campus will be required to wear an ASTM F2100 Level 2 medical-grade mask while indoors.

Along with this measure on campus, the university is also strongly encouraging everyone to wear masks in all indoor situations that are crowded or involve close contact with others. Queen’s also continues to strongly encourage everyone to receive updated vaccinations and boosters, as these remain the best way to protect yourself and the community against serious illness from COVID-19.

If you are in contact with a COVID-19 case or experience symptoms of COVID-19, please consult the Ontario government’s COVID-19 self-assessment to determine if you should be tested or refer to the university’s Updated Isolation Protocols.

For more information on other COVID-19 measures in place at Queen’s, visit our Safe Return to campus website.

Support for staff and faculty is also available through the Employee and Family Assistance Program and additional wellness resources are available on the Human Resources website. Undergraduate and graduate students can contact Empower Me, 24/7 from countries around the worldGood2Talk, a 24/7 support line for post-secondary students, or Student Wellness Services.