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Department of Psychology COVID-19 Resources for Students, Faculty, Researchers, and Staff

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the office of the Department of Psychology is currently closed. However, we are operating remotely and faculty and staff will continue to be available by e-mail. Go to our People page for contact links.

UPDATED! Information on Accessing Department of Psychology Spaces

The expectation is still that all faculty, staff, and students work remotely; however, there are certain situations that have been deemed by the Faculty to require access.

Please find attached the most recent documents for access to the building for all purposes approved by the Faculty (except for a one-off visit lasting more than 15 minutes – in these cases, please check the NEW spreadsheet at the link below, and then email me if the time appears to be open). Some categories are new (e.g., short-term quiet space access for a graduate student), and these categories are in accordance with the Faculty’s changing guidelines.

Please also note that the spreadsheet for logging in your visit to the building has changed (“Schedule-week of DATE”) and can be found at the link below and the first tab (HOW TO) contains information on how to complete the form.

NOTE: Entrances to Humphrey Hall and Craine Building are still locked. Anyone conducting approved in-person research must meet your participants at the main door of Humphrey Hall to ensure that they are wearing a mask when they enter the building – masks are mandatory in the common areas of the department and when physical distancing cannot be upheld. In addition, you must walk your participants to the exit door once the experiment is over and ensure they leave the building. Participants need an escort into and from the department for safety and security reasons.

NEW! Stay-at-Home Order Issued by the Government of Ontario

The Ontario Government has declared a state of emergency and announced new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province.  A stay-at-home order is set to take effect on Thursday, January 14 at 12:01 am ET. The order requires people in Ontario to remain at home, with exceptions for accessing health care, groceries, pharmacy services, essential work, and for exercise. The announcement can be found on the provincial government website. • Read the full message from Mark F. Green PhD, Peng, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) (PDF, 419 KB)

Queen’s Response to Province-Wide Shutdown

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise rapidly across the province, the Ontario government has announced a province-wide shutdown that will go into effect as of December 26 and last for 28 days. During this shutdown period, Premier Doug Ford is advising all Ontarians to stay at home to the fullest extent possible, noting that travel outside your region should be limited to only essential purposes. More information on Queen’s response to Province-wide shutdown (PDF, 424 KB)

Preparing for Red-Grey Zone Measures: Phased Reduction in On-Campus Presence Framework

As cases of COVID-19 increase locally and across the province, we need to prepare for changes to university operations over the coming weeks. A Phased Reduction in On-Campus Presence Framework has been developed to ensure university operations align with the various colour zones under the Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework. More information on the Phased Reduction in On-Campus Presence Framework (PDF, 340 KB)

Queen's launches refreshed COVID-19 website

The university community continues to rise to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, working together to keep one another safe and ensure learning, research, and innovation are moving forward. To support these efforts, Queen’s has launched a redesigned COVID-19 Information website with an emphasis on the most sought-after information, usability, and shareability in mind. The site features a prominent COVID-19 case tracker that provides updates whenever a COVID-19 case is confirmed within the Queen’s community. It also features important links to public health information, and the latest updates from the administration on changes to university operations, academic changes, health and safety announcements, and more. It also features a student section to connect students with services, resources, and faculty-specific information, as well as a faculty/staff page to connect employees with human resources, IT support, and research. Go to the new Queen's University COVID-19 website

Changes to Research Activity Approvals

Given the increased number of cases in the region, there will be an extra level of research application review (for in-person research as well as any on-site research activity) for all NEW applications. Any applications that have already been approved will not be subject to this additional review process. Any applications that are under review (as of 8 December, 2020) and any new ones will be subject to the extra review, until at least 15 January, 2021.

The forms are the same, and the departmental process is the same. The only change is that once your application is approved by the department, it will be sent to the Faculty to be reviewed by the ADR and then the Queen’s Research Response Team. This process will likely take a little extra time and may require some changes to your application.

Please see Message Nick Mosey, Associate Dean (Research), FAS (PDF, 536 KB) for more information, or email Caroline Pukall.

Please also remember to email Caroline Pukall about any one-off visits to the department that last longer than 15 mins. I can easily approve most of these via email, and you will need to complete a log of your visit. We send this information to the Faculty each week for them to compile numbers of people in the buildings as well as for contact tracing purposes in the event of a positive case. You will need to self-screen before entering the building, wear a mask in all common areas of the building/if you are with others in the same space (while maintaining physical distance of 2 meters-see below!), and follow the directional arrows on the stairs (halls are bidirectional). And of course, sanitize all touched areas.

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