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Step Two of Reopening Ontario Plan

The provincial government has announced that Step 2 of the Reopening Ontario Plan will begin on Wednesday, June 30.

Under the provincial regulations for Step 2 of the Reopening Ontario Plan, on-campus access for employees remains limited. Only employees with essential on-campus positions or those who must be on campus to do their work should be on campus. Approved research activity has been prioritized as essential and can continue subject to the Queen’s approval processes through Faculty Associate Deans of Research. All other faculty, staff, senior administration, and student leadership must continue to work remotely except for required ad hoc access (for example, to record a lecture, print documents, or retrieve files) or those with accommodation requirements.

The following changes to facility and on-campus operations will take effect in the coming days. All other on-campus restrictions remain in place.

Beginning June 30, in-person teaching or instruction for any program may open, subject to the following conditions:

     - a 2-metre physical distance is required, except where teaching and instruction cannot be effectively provided if physical distancing is maintained.

     - a 50-person capacity limit for indoor instructional space, and a 100-person limit for outdoor space.

Beginning July 6, outdoor group fitness, varsity training, intramural sports and sport leagues modified to avoid personal contact are permitted. Capacity is limited to 60 people per field and participants must maintain 3 metres of physical distance during exercise/training. Please see the Athletics & Recreation website for more details.

  • Beginning July 6, Stauffer Library will be open for seat booking, with up to 25 per cent of seating capacity. Curbside pickup, scanning, and digital services remain up and running. Detailed information is available on the library’s website.
  • Some non-essential retail services and restaurant patios may be expanding capacity in the coming days. Please check service websites for up-to-date information.
  • Other minor operational changes permitted under the guidelines will be communicated to specific units as needed. Please check service websites for up-to-date information on operations.

We will provide further updates regarding campus access when the regulations for Step 3 of the Reopening Ontario Plan are released.