A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Chown Hall. The announcement came in a letter from Queen’s University Residence Life one week before residences close for the academic year.
Several residents are now isolating in Smith House as a result of the COVID-19 exposure. “Students with known, direct exposure (including the positive case) have been relocated to Smith House,” the statement says.
Students who are on the 4th and 2nd floors of Chown Hall will also be required to isolate in place as they are high risk contacts. “We have scheduled on-site testing tomorrow for high-risk contacts, who have been communicated with directly,” said Queen’s Residence Life.
Residence life continues to ask students to monitor for symptoms including fever, difficulty breathing, loss of smell or taste, and other symptoms as outlined here.
Appointments for asymptomatic testing can continue to be booked by contact Student Wellness Services at 613-533-2506 or through their online booking form. Over the weekend, students are able to book an appointment at the Kingston Assessment Centre.
Residents traditionally move out following the conclusion of their final exams. It is unclear if the students who test positive will need to remain longer.