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Classrooms, libraries, and fitness facilities begin reopening at Queen’s University

While no on-campus restaurants have officially opened under stage 3, the university expects services to open in “the coming days.”

Queen’s University has announced that several of its services will be reopening. The news comes as Ontario moved to stage 3 of its reopening framework on Friday, July 16th. 

Beginning Monday, July 19th, Athletics & Recreation (A&R) programming will resume its outdoor programming. Users will not require masks for outdoor programming though they will need to complete a daily self-assessment through the Queen’s seQure app. 

Queen’s Athletics & Recreation (A&R) says it will reopen its indoor facilities on Tuesday, Aug 3rd, at a capacity of 50 percent. A daily self-assessment will be required and masks will need to be worn indoors at all times. 

The University’s libraries have now reopened bookable seating for those wishing to study on campus. A total of 135 seats will be bookable between Monday to Friday. An additional 23 seats will be available at Stauffer Library outdoor terrace. 

Queen’s University will also resume its in-person teaching, with a 50 percent capacity between July and August. “The capacity limit for each indoor instructional space [in classrooms, etc] is the number of students who can be in the space while maintaining a physical distance of at least 2 meters from everyone else in the space, and in any event cannot exceed 50% of the “maximum occupant load” for space,” wrote Queen’s University officials in a news release. 

While no on-campus restaurants have officially opened under stage 3, the university expects services to open in “the coming days.”

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