COVID-19's impact on Queen’s Research

This page aims to provide clarity and direction to support the continuation of the research mission. 

For those of you who have questions or seek assistance, please contact  research@queensu.ca.

 

A safe, supported, and collaborative return to campus.
 Visit queensu.ca/safereturn

FAQs

Queen’s University has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all individuals (students, staff, faculty, contractors, and visitors).
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 Researchers conducting activities at a Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC)  facility are also required to submit their vaccination status to KHSC Medical Affairs.
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Queen’s University is joining other universities and colleges in Ontario in implementing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for all individuals (students, staff, faculty, contractors, and visitors) participating in university activities in person, either on Queen’s campus or other Queen’s property, or otherwise affiliated with university, whether or not on University Property. This includes students, staff, faculty and research participants engaged in on-site, field and in-person human participant research activity.

Please consult the Safe Return website  for further details on Queen’s vaccination requirement, including processes for accommodation.

Vaccination is required for students, staff, faculty and research participants engaged in on-site, field and in-person human participant research activity.

Researchers conducting in-person human participant research activity are required to verify that their participants are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Until the implementation of the Government of Ontario's vaccination passport, a valid vaccine receipt should be used.
No written or recorded confirmation should be retained.

Please contact your Associate Dean of Research should you have any questions. 

Consult the Safe Return website  for further details on Queen’s vaccination requirement, including processes for accommodation.

On-Site research has returned to pre-pandemic operations with additional health and safety guidelines in place.

Request forms to Undertake On-Site Research are no longer required at this time.

In-person human participant research has returned to pre-pandemic operations with additional health and safety guidelines in place.

Request forms to Undertake In-Person Participant Research are no longer required at this time.

Off-campus, research has returned to pre-pandemic operations with additional health and safety guidelines in place.

Request forms to conduct Field Research are no longer required at this time.

Domestic Travel

Domestic travel can proceed and will be reimbursed. Additional approvals are not required, however, as an associated activity to Queen’s, the mandatory vaccination policy is in effect.

Use of the Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy  is encouraged.


International Travel

 Government of Canada Global Travel Advisories  are still in effect.

University-sponsored essential international travel by fully-vaccinated members of the Queen’s community will now be permitted, contingent upon registration in the Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP)  and approval by department/unit head. 

To streamline the process for essential international travel, internationally-travelling members of the Queen’s community will no longer be expected to contact the Vice Provost International for a waiver before travelling. Instead the Off Campus Activity Safety Policy process will guide approval for university-sponsored travel, using its existing process with some adaptations for the special circumstances of the pandemic and the continuance of the global travel advisory. 

Queen’s faculty, staff and students proposing essential international travel must be registered in the OCASP online system  prior to scheduling any travel.

In accordance with the Office of the Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) Fall 2021 event planning guidelines, in-person research workshops can proceed under the educational events policy.

  • Educational events held indoors or outdoors (with masking and no food or drink) can proceed with no additional health and safety approvals.
  • Educational events where food and/or drink will be served must submit an Event Application  for review by the Health and Safety Group at least two weeks before the event.

View Fall 2021 event planning guidelines