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

Tighter facilities restrictions to support public health

As COVID-19 case counts rise locally and across the province, keeping our facilities and programs safe for all remains our top priority. On the advice of public health, the University is implementing additional health and safety measures, effective at 3 pm today.

Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC)

Additional health and safety measures include:

  • Reduced capacity in all ARC spaces (cardio, strength, gyms, etc.)
  • Reduced equipment areas
  • Reduced capacity in the ARC pool
  • Further modifications to activities
  • Masks should be worn during all activities

Facility users must follow all signs and direction from A&R staff. 

To help keep our community safe, do not enter the ARC if:

  • you have any COVID-19 symptoms or are not feeling well
  • you have attended a house party in December
  • you have been in contact with someone who attended a house party in December
  • you have travelled to a grey zone, or have been in contact with someone who has travelled to a grey zone
  • you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or you are under a public health order/recommendation to limit contact/self-isolate/quarantine due to the risk of COVID-19

Bookable Study Spaces

  • Students can continue to reserve an individual study seat in Stauffer Library and the Education Library
  • Two meter distancing and masks in all study spaces on campus remains in effect.

Food Services and Dining Halls

  • The Common Ground and Queen’s Centre, Lower Food Court will each reduce to 10 person maximums.
  • The University Club has reduced to 10 person maximum capacity per room and no more than 4 individuals per table
  • Take-out encouraged in campus dining halls.

Please continue to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and get tested right away if you develop any signs of illness.

Coronavirus: Find up-to-date information on COVID-19