Masking to continue at King's
March 10, 2022
A message from Dr. David Malloy, King's President:
We have all done our best to take care of ourselves, take care of each other and take care of this place over the last two years. Thanks to these efforts, we have seen significant drops in the number of COVID-19 cases across our region. However, we must ensure that these efforts have not been in vain by relaxing our health and safety protocols too soon.
Western has sent out an email stating their decision to continue the use of masks for indoor spaces on campus and their vaccination policy until at least the end of this term.
King's fully supports Western's decision, as it has been made in consultation with the Middlesex-London Health Unit. We will also continue to require people to wear masks indoors on our campus and for members of our community to be fully vaccinated.
Some things to keep in mind as we go forward:
Students and employees must continue to complete the provincial COVID-19 self-assessment tool before coming to campus each day.
All study spaces at King's are open at full capacity with masks required. Food and drink are permitted in these areas and masks may be removed only when you are seated for eating or drinking.
Cardinal Carter Library
The Cardinal Carter Library is open for quiet and silent studying and all services are running as normal. Masks continue to be required. No food is permitted in the library. However, lidded beverages are welcome, with mask removal allowed only when actively drinking.
In all eating spaces, masks may be removed while seated for eating and drinking. The Thames Market has in-person dining available and is open from Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Orders can be placed on the Hey Chef app.
Café '54 and Subway remain closed at this time. Hours are subject to change.
King's Fitness Centre
The Fitness Centre is open for full use. Masks must be worn.
Please continue to refer to the Winter Term Resource Guide for the most up-to-date information.
I want to thank all of our students and employees for their understanding and patience throughout the past 24 months. I am proud of the way the King's community has responded, working together to overcome the challenges COVID-19 has presented.