A message from Dr. David Malloy, King's President:

As a student or employee at King’s, you will have received an email from Western University today. We have received new recommendations from the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) on how we can all contribute to keeping our campus and community healthy:

  • Reduce our social contact with others in our homes or other private spaces
  • Have smaller social gatherings
  • Stay home if unwell
  • Get tested if COVID-related symptoms develop
  • Wear a mask indoors at King’s
  • Regarding working from home, employees should contact their supervisor to determine whether or not they should be present on campus or have the flexibility to work remotely from home until further notice.

Regarding the exams that begin December 10, 2021, the MLHU is fully supportive of King’s plans for in-person exams. Their support is based on the fact that there is no evidence of transmission in classrooms. The university continues to require masks indoors. Everyone on campus must show proof of vaccination or have an exemption.

You must complete the daily COVID self-assessment when you visit campus:

All employees and students at King’s can access COVID-19 vaccinations for children 5-11 years old and adult booster shots at Western’s on-campus vaccination centre. The Western U vaccination centre's hours of operation are updated weekly. No appointment is necessary.

You have all done so much this term to keep the King’s community safe and healthy. Thank you for getting vaccinated, wearing your masks and maintaining a kind and supportive culture on campus. I know this is exhausting and that we all want the pandemic to be over, especially with the holidays approaching.

Please do your best to follow these new recommendations from the MLHU. There are vulnerable people who need us to maintain this vigilance against COVID-19.

I will continue to stay connected with you. Until then, our plan is to have you return to classes on January 3, 2022.