Latest update regarding COVID-19

Posted on March 16, 2020


March 16, 1:30 PM: This message was sent to the Queen's community from Principal Deane – Important Update from the Principal to Faculty, Staff and Students


The following message from Dean Deluzio was sent to all undergraduate students in FEAS today.

March 16, 2020
2:30 PM

Dear Undergraduate Students,

We are continuing to evolve our plan in our response to the Coronovirus COVID-19. I want to thank you for your understanding and patience. The situation continues to be dynamic.

There will be no in-person, on-campus exams for the Winter 2020 term. All assessments including final exams will be done remotely. There is no need for undergraduate students to remain on campus. This includes first year students in the Extended program. All instruction and assessment in that program will be done remotely.

This means that students are encouraged to return home. Please see our dedicated COVID-19 information page for a list of frequently asked questions and other information.

Regards,

Dean Deluzio


The following message from Dean Deluzio was sent to all FEAS faculty and staff today.

March 16, 2020
5:40 PM

To staff and faculty,

There have been many messages today about the status of the University’s response to Coronavirus COVID-19. Things continue to evolve and we are making decisions to best support our community while maintaining our key operations to the best of our ability.

I want to add some information to help address the operational application of the Principal’s guidance as it relates to staff and faculty.

The following are the key messages:

  1. Social and non-essential gatherings should be cancelled.
  2. Where possible, move essential meetings to an online format.
  3. Any meetings that must occur face-to-face should be limited to a maximum of 10 people in a room.
  4. Avoid public spaces where social distancing of 2 metres or more is not possible.
  5. Remote working: Managers are encouraged to have employees work from home, if their jobs permit, and be flexible in looking for ways to enable this activity. The offices and buildings remain open. Services and research activities are on-going and will require continued focus. If there are questions about remote working capability, managers are asked to speak with Sarah Kauffman, Executive Director, Finance and Operations and Christa Camirand, Manager, Human Resources.

Please see the most recent updated information issued from Central Human Resources about reporting, absence from work and resources. Also, please engage Kate Spoljaric or Christa Camirand if there are any questions about process, reporting or isolation measures.

I extend my genuine appreciation for your patience, understanding and creativity in finding ways to support each other and the academic mission of the University. I am consistently impressed with the dedication and quality of the staff within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

With my best regards,

Kevin