COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 - Queen's Engineering students, faculty, and staff

Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science conforms with Queen’s University policies relating to COVID-19.

Supplemental information specific to Queen’s Engineering

Holiday Closure

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will close for the holidays from 4:30 PM on December 23, 2020 to 8:30 AM on January 4, 2021.  Any personnel who need access to the buildings during this time should speak in advance to their managers.

Undergraduate Students

  • We expect returning students to self-isolate upon their return in January.

    Here is the timing for our return for the Winter semester:

    • First few weeks of January: we expect that students returning to Kingston from within Canada in January will self-isolate for at least 14 days.

    • January 11: Remote classes begin.

    • January 25: Earliest date that on-campus labs for select, authorized courses will start. Note that an earlier date of Jan. 18 has been amended due to new lockdown protocols in Ontario. Contact your program office for details.

  • Some on-campus labs may resume in the Winter 2021 term.

    All of our Winter 2021 programming will be available online.  Also, a select number of Undergraduate Labs for upper-year students may be authorized to take place on-campus and if so, you will be advised by your department as to whether you will attend these labs in-person or on-line. The earliest date that these sessions may begin is January 25. If you attend in-person, you will be assigned a “cohort” and will receive guidance from your department on the protocols and training required to attend the labs.

    A “cohort” is a group of 3-6 students in the same household, same course, or same social bubble who will be isolated in the lab from other cohorts and who will be asked to limit contact outside of that cohort.

  • Screening and logging via the SeQure app will be required for undergraduate students visiting campus.

    “Screening” is a quick process that involves answering COVID-related questions and providing a contact phone number for contact tracing purposes. Data collected is confidential and is held for 30 days.

    Undergraduate students who are authorized to take on-campus labs or who book study space in Mitchell Hall (see below) will be required to self screen before entering the lab. Download the SeQure app on your mobile phone. You will need to display your green authorization status at the door.

  • Study space in Mitchell Hall is closed until further notice.

    We had announced Mitchell Hall being open with limited study space in December; due to lockdown, those spaces are now closed until further notice.


Faculty, graduate students, and staff