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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Information for Faculty & Staff

No Restrictions: There are no current masking, vaccination, or physical distancing requirements for those visiting Queen’s University. In addition, there are no building or room capacity restrictions in place on campus.

Faculty and staff accessing hospital or other external facilities are required to adhere to the guidelines, policies, and procedures of the institution which they are attending.

Queen’s Health Sciences and Queen’s University continue to follow the latest public health guidance when it comes to COVID-19; any future changes to the above policies will be directly communicated to faculty and staff. 

Assessment: If you are not feeling well, please refer to these COVID-19 resources from KFL&A Public Health for information on symptoms, what to do if you’re sick, and testing. (Local vaccine clinic information can be found here.)

FHS Safety Plans

All administrative units are required to complete a safety plan.  Please note these plans do not apply to teaching or research space.

Directions: Preparation, Approval and Submission of Safety Plans

  1. Prepare Your Plan

Use the word document template to prepare your unit’s draft safety plan in collaboration with your team

  1. Submit draft for FHS approval

Submit your unit’s draft safety plan to Christine Irving (Christine.irving@queensu.ca).. Please allow 48 hours for review and approval.

  1. Submit approved safety plan online (“Step 2”)
  1. Enter your approved plan into the online template - “Step 2 (Mandatory): Submit Online”
  2. In the Additional Recipient (Optional) section of the online form add

Name: Christine Irving

Role: Director of Operations, FHS
Email: Christine.irving@queensu.ca

Health & Safety Inspections and Reporting

Managers should ensure that any weekly, monthly or annual Health and Safety inspections and reporting that may have been missed due to the pandemic be completed in a timely manner.

HR

Remote Work Arrangements

As a manager, you may be approached by your employees about the possibility of a remote work arrangement. Remote work arrangements are supported by the University, where operationally feasible.

We encourage you to review the Remote Work Arrangements resources including the:

  • Guide to Approval and Implementation of a Remote Work Arrangement.
  • Remote Work Arrangement Procedure.
  • Remote Work Arrangement Checklist for Managers.
  • Return to Campus Decision Tree.

These resources detail the important steps to take should an employee request a remote work arrangement.

FHS RWA Approval Process

Remote Work arrangements require the approval of the manager, department head and dean/delegate. Once approval is received at the department level, please submit the completed RWA Assessment tool to Patti Evaristo, Director HR, Faculty of Health Sciences for Dean’s approval.  

Please contact your HR Advisor, Kristy Lodewyks or Greg Rochefort or HR Director, Patti Evaristo or Heather Kennedy, if you have questions about the Remote Work Arrangement Pilot Program.

Who to contact

Staff and Faculty who have questions should reach out to their manager.

Any other questions can be directed to fhscomms@queensu.ca.

Information for QHS Students

No Restrictions: There are no current masking, vaccination, or physical distancing requirements for those visiting Queen’s University. In addition, there are no building or room capacity restrictions in place on campus.

Students accessing hospital or other external facilities are required to adhere to the guidelines, policies, and procedures of the institution which they are attending.

Queen’s Health Sciences and Queen’s University continue to follow the latest public health guidance when it comes to COVID-19; any future changes to the above policies will be directly communicated to students. 

Assessment: If you are not feeling well, please refer to these COVID-19 resources from KFL&A Public Health for information on symptoms, what to do if you’re sick, and testing. (Local vaccine clinic information can be found here.)

Who to contact

Please contact the head of your program with any further questions.

Any other questions can be directed to fhscomms@queensu.ca

Research Protocol

Information related to research

On-campus research activities at Queen’s Health Sciences have resumed to pre-pandemic activities and capacity.  Faculty, staff, and trainees accessing hospital facilities are additionally required to adhere to the guidelines, policies and procedures of the institution which they are attending, which may include restrictions for on-site human-participation research. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit COVID-19 Prevention – KFL&A Public Health (kflaph.ca) for the latest public health guidance on prevention, symptoms, testing, isolation requirements, and more.

 

 

Queen’s currently has no capacity restrictions or personal restrictions. There are no current masking, vaccination, or physical distancing requirements for those visiting campus. In addition, there are no building or room capacity restrictions in place.

The suspension of these measures is based on the current state of COVID-19 in Ontario and could change based on new public health recommendations.