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A Message from Dr. David Malloy, King's Principal:

For King’s, our priority is the health of our community. Our care for our students, faculty and staff, is first and foremost. We have to take measures to slow down and limit the spread of COVID-19.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated this afternoon: “All Canadians, as much as possible, should stay home. We know that staying home is an important step to protect the health of our community.”

To be in tandem with the recommendations of public health, and the Prime Minister’s statement, we are taking concrete measures to combat the spread of the virus. King’s will become largely a virtual campus effective March 16 at 5 p.m. We will be operational on-site using a skeleton staff, serving our remaining residence students and maintaining the campus. This plan is effective until April 5, 2020, at which time there will be a reassessment.

Online instructional course delivery will continue, commencing March 18. We have full confidence we will finish the academic term. As well, we plan to offer our inter-session courses online. Residence students who can move-out should prepare to leave by Sunday, March 22. The Thames Market cafeteria will remain open as will the computer labs in Wemple.

All employees will be either working remotely or working on-site as required. You will receive direction via email from your Chair, Manager or Supervisor as to your requirement to be on campus or to work remotely. Please note, this status may change as the situation evolves.

All buildings will be locked on March 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. Those with swipe access or keys will be able to access their offices but it is recommended that you work remotely unless you are required on site. We understand this may be difficult for some of our faculty and staff, however in these unprecedented times we are all working together to adjust to serve the public interest. 

Students with questions, please access King's Call Back at