As you transition back to on-campus activities, please ensure you are familiar with the university’s updated health and safety requirements:
New Mask Requirements: All students, staff, faculty, and visitors are required to wear an ASTM F2100 Level 2 medical-grade mask indoors on campus. Information for students regarding mask distribution locations is being communicated by faculties and schools. Masks for employees have been distributed through departments/units. Further details on mask requirements are available in the university’s COVID-19 mask requirements.
Daily Screening and Staying Home if Ill: All students, staff, and faculty are required to complete daily self-screening questions through Queen’s SeQure app prior to coming to campus. Individuals with symptoms, however mild they may seem, cannot come to campus.
If a student needs to miss an academic requirement due to COVID-19 symptoms, illness, or self-isolation requirement, academic consideration will automatically be granted. Further information is outlined in the Protocols for In-Person Classes. Employees who are ill or have symptoms must contact their manager or supervisor to discuss their arrangements.
COVID-19 Case Management: All students, staff, and faculty must follow the provincial requirements regarding self-isolation. Please review the COVID-19 Case Management webpage for information on self-isolation requirements, notifying your close contacts, and what to do if you have symptoms or test positive.
Campus Operations: All buildings that are normally accessible to the public will be open as of February 28. Many on-campus services are currently open, such as retail food outlets, Athletic and Recreation facilities, meeting spaces, and student support and student life program offices. Please check unit websites for details on their operating hours. Except for students on a meal plan, enhanced proof of vaccination (i.e., the Ontario QR Code) will continue to be required to access dine-in areas of retail food outlets. Enhanced proof of vaccination is still required to access athletics and recreation facilities.
The university’s Meeting and Event Protocols have been updated to align with the current provincial regulations. In-person meetings, events, and co-curricular student and university-led activities are now permitted on-campus, with comprehensive health and safety protocols in place. Distancing requirements are no longer in place for spaces where masking continues to be required.
COVID-19 Vaccination: As noted by Public Health experts, vaccination remains the most important tool to protect individuals from severe outcomes of COVID-19. In line with the recent statement from the Council of Ontario Universities, Queen’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy will remain in place until at least the end of the current term to minimize disruption for the Queen’s community.
The pandemic has been challenging for all members of the Queen’s community. Support for staff and faculty is available through the Employee and Family Assistance Program and additional wellness resources are available on the Human Resources website. Undergraduate and graduate students can contact Empower Me, 24/7 from countries around the world, Good2Talk, a 24/7 support line for post-secondary students, or Student Wellness Services.
Please check the Safe Return website regularly for further updates.