Health & Safety

Learn about all the ways we are preparing for our community’s return to campus, including information on vaccinations, COVID-19 screening and testing, and other public health information, as well as how we’re adapting our campus operations to ensure we can learn, work, and live on campus safely and effectively.

Public Health Information

Queen’s University will continue to work closely with Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, as we have throughout the pandemic. For their most up to date, localized public health guidance and information, visit the KFL&A Public Health website.

Vaccinations

Governments in Canada and across the world have deemed COVID-19 vaccinations safe and effective and view them as the primary driver of our return to normal activities.

Queen’s University strongly encourages all faculty, staff, and students to get vaccinated prior to the beginning of the fall term.

For those who have not yet benefitted from national, provincial, or international vaccination opportunities, we are planning to have an on-campus vaccine clinic for students at the start of the fall term. Until then, the Queen’s community is urged to schedule their vaccine appointments through the province’s booking system.

Health Screening

Before coming to campus buildings, faculty, staff, students, and visitors must download the university’s SeQure App and complete a short COVID-19 assessment questionnaire. The app will advise whether you can proceed with your visit. This app questionnaire should be completed before any trips to indoor campus spaces.

Mask wearing

At present, mask wearing is required while indoors on campus, including in classrooms, auditoriums, office spaces, and other common areas. Read our full mask policy.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing requirements are based on public health advice and requirements. Current recommendations for testing can be found on the KFL&A Public Health website.

Do not attend campus while awaiting test results, and only return once you have received a negative test result.

It is anticipated that testing requirements and recommendations, as well as supporting services, will change as we approach and enter the fall term. Updates will be provided to the university community when they are available.

Ventilation

Queen’s has enhanced ventilation protocols—many of which were put in place in early 2020. Facilities staff reviewed and optimized systems to meet public health requirements and recommendations. Learn more about our ventilation measures.

Enhanced cleaning protocols

Facilities staff implemented enhanced cleaning measures, which have been in use throughout the pandemic and will continue as we return to campus. Learn more about enhanced cleaning.

Campus services

Dining & Food Services

All dining halls and retail food locations on campus are set to operate safely this fall. Please be attentive and respectful of guidelines posted in these areas. Learn more about dining locations, hours, and safety guidelines.

Dining website

Athletics & Recreation

Our athletics and recreation facilities are prepared to be fully operational this fall, allowing the campus community access to indoor and outdoor amenities. Learn more about our Athletics & Recreation facilities and operations.

Athletics website

Libraries

Throughout the pandemic, Queen’s libraries have been adapting operations to provide the best possible service, including access to research materials, study spaces, and more. For information, visit the Library website.

Library website

Students

In preparation for your arrival on campus—whether as an undergraduate, graduate, or international student—find out more information specific to you on:

  • Residences
  • Off-campus living
  • Support services
  • Libraries and study spaces
  • And more.
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Faculty & Staff

Whether you’re returning to in-person work this fall or have remained on campus as an essential employee throughout the pandemic, we have resources to help you stay safe and healthy. Learn more about:

  • Human resources
  • Support services/accommodations
  • Research operations
  • IT support
  • And more.
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