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Learn how Queen's is planning for our safe return to campus.

Queen’s shares Campus Re-opening Framework

University launches website outlining plans for a safe return to campus.

Aerial shot of the Queen's campus in Kingston, Canada. Words overlayed: Looking forward to our safe return to campus
The university continues to prepare for a safe return to in-person activities this fall.

Ahead of the fall term, Queen’s has launched a new website outlining its ongoing planning and preparations for the safe return of students, faculty, and staff to in-person activities on campus. The website establishes guidance for a safe return, outlines core health and safety measures, and directs the campus community to resources to facilitate a safe, supported, and collaborative return to university life.

Central to a safe return to campus is the university’s Campus Re-opening Framework, developed to provide guidance for employees, including comprehensive health and safety measures. The framework was created by the Fall Planning Operations Working Group, which includes representatives from all faculties, schools, and many shared service units across campus. Union groups and Joint Health and Safety Committees also provided input on the framework.

The health and safety of the Queen’s and Kingston community remain the institution’s top priorities. The website’s Health & Safety section provides links to the latest public health guidance, as well as information on vaccinations, health screening, COVID-19 testing, mask wearing, ventilation, and cleaning. Information on hospitality services, athletics and recreation facilities, and library access is made available as well.

In preparation for a return to campus, students – whether undergraduate, returning students, graduate students, or international students – will find important information and resources on the Students page. This includes information on personal and academic supports, health and wellness services, residences and off-campus living, and more.

Resources and guidance for employees can be found on the site’s Faculty & Staff page. As outlined in the Campus Re-opening Framework, all units are required to submit detailed COVID-19 safety plans prior to resuming on-campus operations. This page includes key human resources information (such as the new Remote Working Arrangement policy), updates on research operations, access to IT support, and faculty-specific links.

Explore the Safe Return to Campus website.