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.”