Following consultations with local public health experts, Queen’s will be suspending its mandatory mask requirement as of June 1, 2022. This decision is based on the current state of the pandemic, in which COVID-19 cases and hospital capacity in our region are stable, and masks are no longer required in most public settings.
Some staff, faculty, students, and visitors may choose to continue to wear masks on-campus. Please demonstrate consideration and respect for individual choices. Certain activities and roles, such as those in health clinics, hospitals, some laboratories, and some organizations where students complete their placements may have different requirements for masking. Students, staff, and faculty members should contact their respective Faculty for details. Specific programs and labs will continue with their regular PPE requirements.
Queen’s will consult with public health experts to review the need to reinstate the mask mandate, along with other preparations for the fall, in late summer. We will communicate any further updates to the Queen’s community as information becomes available.
We know that the pandemic has been challenging for all members of the Queen’s community. Support for staff and faculty is available through the Employee and Family Assistance Program. Additional wellness resources are available on the Human Resources website. Undergraduate and graduate students can contact Empower Me, 24/7 from countries around the world, Good2Talk, a 24/7 support line for post-secondary students, or Student Wellness Services.