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.
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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.

Update as of December 16, 2021. The following guidelines will be in place and remain in place until in-person instruction resumes or updated public health guidance is provided. 

  • Unless essential (please consult with Associate Dean Research) and/or related to clinical care, in-person human participant research should be postponed or delivered virtually; 
     
  • Those continuing to conduct in-person must follow all PPE guidelines, respect the reduction by 50 per cent the number of people who would normally be present, and all University requirements, including mandatory vaccination.

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

Update as of December 16, 2021. 

International travel for research is not recommended at this time.

Update as of December 16, 2021. The following guidelines will be in place and remain in place until in-person instruction resumes or updated public health guidance is provided.

Given the rise in cases in Kingston, all Research group meetings should be remote​​​​​.

View the latest meeting and event protocols