Kingston- Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&A Public Health) advised Queen's University of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case in the Queen’s community.
The Queen's University Gazette reports that the University is working closely with KFL&A Public Health and has detailed processes and protocols in place to respond quickly. The Gazette also reports that contact tracing is being conducted by KFL&A Public Health and all close contacts will be contacted directly by Public Health. The individual who tested postive for COVID 19 has followed appropriate protocols and is self-isolating.
The Gazette also states to members of the Queen's community that it remains a good ongoing practice to self-monitor for COVID19 symptoms including but not limited to fever, difficulty breathing, and new or worsening cough and to follow precautionary public health measures, including the use of a face covering, physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and staying home when sick.
The Gazette also states the University is reminding all members of the Queen's community that if they are feeling ill, they should self-isolate and do a self-assessment. Students who screen as requiring a test should call Student Wellness Services at (613) 533-2506 to make an appointment to visit the Campus COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Staff and faculty who need a test should go to the Community Testing Centre (currently at the Leon’s Centre). More information on appropriate protocols is available on Queen’s COVID-19 Information website at www.queensu.ca/covidinfo.
Contacts for students and families
COVID-19 testing options on campus:
Campus COVID-19 Assessment Centre (Mitchell Hall, Rose Event Commons Room across from Student Wellness Centre): For students experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, who have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, or who need testing due to contact tracing. Open Monday to Friday, 5pm-8pm, by appointment. Contact Student Wellness Services at 613-533-2506 to book.
Health related inquiries:
KFL&A Public Health COVID-19 Call Centre: 613-549-1232 or 1-800-267-7875. Follow the prompts or text 343-477-1971. The COVID-19 Call Centre is open 7 days a week, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Non-health related inquires:
Students in need of support should access Student Wellness Services, or the 24/7 crisis and counselling services available through Empower Me at 1-844-741-6389 (learn more about Empower Me), and Good2Talk, a provincial 24/7 post-secondary student helpline, at 1-866-925-5454.
The Division of Student Affairs provides information for Queen's parents, families, and supporters.