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Queen’s varsity training suspended after COVID-19 outbreak declared

Queen’s University has announced that an outbreak has been declared among multiple varsity teams. In response, the university has suspended all varsity training until further notice. 

Additionally, the university has introduced mandatory masking and enhanced safety protocols while using Queen’s athletic facilities at the ARC. 

According to the university, the outbreak is not related to a specific event or from on-campus facilities. 

“Everyone involved in varsity sports at Queen’s is fully vaccinated, however, the university has suspended all varsity training until further notice. All student-athletes, coaches, and training staff have been reminded to follow current public health guidelines, conduct regular screenings, and to stay home if they feel symptomatic.”

The outbreak had been initially declared on Tuesday, December 7th, and involves at least 9 cases. 

“Protocols are in place to continue to manage the ongoing pandemic, and the university is working closely with KFL&A Public Health to keep the campus and Kingston community safe,” Queen’s wrote in a statement. 

There are currently 507 active cases in the KFL&A region, with 107 being reported today.

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