Queen’s University urging students, staff to get tested for COVID-19 amid detection of new variant

(Mitchell Hall I YGK News)

Queen’s University is strongly encouraging students and staff get tested for COVID-19 if they have been outside of the KFL&A region in the past 14 days. The recommendation comes after KFL&A Public Health received its first lab confirmed B.1.1.7 case.

In his letter, Provost Mark Green referred to a news release published by KFL&A Public Health earlier on Monday. The news released advised anyone in the community who has been outside of the region in the past 14 days to consider asymptomatic testing for COVID-19. Dr. Moore is also advising those who have had out of region visitors to get tested.

“I strongly encourage all members of the Queen’s community who fall into the above noted categories to get tested,” said Green. “As previously communicated, the university is also requesting that all students, staff, and faculty who have travelled to Kingston from outside the KFL&A, Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, and Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark region, or who have had visitors from outside the region, to self-isolate for 14 days.”

More information on local assessment for members of the Queen’s community can be found here: 

Today, KFL&A Public Health announced that there were no new cases of COVID-19 today. There are currently 16 active COVID-19 cases in the region, including one Queen’s student in residence.


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