Recent COVID-19 Updates @ King's

At King’s, we have a working group of senior leaders on COVID-19. The group has been meeting daily, on this topic along with following the latest information from trusted sources. King's updates can be found here

The Middlesex London Health Unit continues to assess the COVID-19 situation in London. For full details of the situation in our city please visit https://www.healthunit.com/news/novel-coronavirus and specifically for the wider Western University community please visit https://www.uwo.ca/coronavirus/

As our country continues to take precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are also working together with the wider Western family to do all we can to ensure the health and safety of our community.

We make our decisions on how to operate campus and to finish the academic term with the best interests of our students, faculty and staff in mind. We are doing everything we can to stay on top of the situation via information from the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

    King's is sanitizing all areas around the college, including classrooms, meeting rooms, and offices, and we are subsequently locking them down. Unless deemed necessary, please refrain from coming to campus on-site. The fewer people on campus, the easier it is to control sanitation. If you must return to campus, please notify security so any area you visit can be re-sanitized.

    We can all do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As always, please wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, cough into your sleeve, avoid handshakes, avoid touching your face and stay home if you are sick.

    Above all else: Take care of yourself – take care of this place and take care of each other.

    COVID-19 News and Information

    King's reports outbreak in Residence
    Apr 9, 2021

    King's reports outbreak in Residence

    Dr. David Malloy, King's Principal, has announced a COVID-19 outbreak within the Residence community.

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    Dr. Datta discusses COVID's effect on London in Free Press article
    Apr 6, 2021

    Dr. Datta discusses COVID's effect on London in Free Press article

    In an article in the London Free Press, Dr. Anisha Datta, Associate Professor of Sociology, discussed how COVID has brought structural inequalities in our communities into sharp focus.

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    Thanatology professor discusses grief in a year like no other
    Mar 17, 2021

    Thanatology professor discusses grief in a year like no other

    Dr. Darcy Harris, Associate Professor of Thanatology, is quoted about how people are grieving "the loss of living our lives" in an article in the Christian Science Monitor about how COVID-19 has summoned unsuspected strengths across cultures.

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    King's Residence fees frozen for 2021-2022
    Mar 17, 2021

    King's Residence fees frozen for 2021-2022

    Residence room fees will not be increasing for 2021-2022, as a way to help those experiencing difficulties during COVID-19.

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    Returning to Orange Level
    Mar 1, 2021

    Returning to Orange Level

    The Middlesex-London Health Unit has announced that, effective today (March 1, 2021), our area has moved into the Orange Level of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework. For the King’s community, this means we have increased the number of study spaces on the King’s campus and the dining room space at the Thames Market.

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    Harris: Canadians experiencing collective grief during COVID-19
    Feb 22, 2021

    Harris: Canadians experiencing collective grief during COVID-19

    Professor Darcy Harris of Thanatology was featured on CBC radio's Cross Country Checkup, discussing how Canadians are grieving the loss of their lives and the way our lives have been, in addition to death and illness, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Returning to Red Zone
    Feb 18, 2021

    Returning to Red Zone

    As Ontario moves regions into the red level of the COVID-19 framework, King’s is opening access to some buildings as permissible. You can find information on all of the departments and buildings at King's, including Student Finance, Central Services and the Student Life Centre here.

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    Dr. Gorman on grief, death and dying during a pandemic
    Feb 5, 2021

    Dr. Gorman on grief, death and dying during a pandemic

    Dr. Eunice Gorman, Associate Professor of Thanatology, appeared on CBC's London Morning with Rebecca Zandbergen to discuss the reality of death and the process of grieving during a pandemic.

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    Parent and Supporter Information session provides information for upcoming virtual term
    Jan 19, 2021

    Parent and Supporter Information session provides information for upcoming virtual term

    King’s will be holding a Parent and Supporter Information session on January 21, 2021. The Zoom meeting will serve as an update, specifically aimed at parents and supporters of King’s students about the current academic term.

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    Dr. Kerr discusses pandemic's impact on London's population growth
    Jan 18, 2021

    Dr. Kerr discusses pandemic's impact on London's population growth

    In an article in The London Free Press, Dr. Don Kerr, Professor of Sociology, examines how the population growth of the London area has been slowed due to COVID-19's effect on immigration.

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    Dr. Malloy says wearing mask is service to community
    Jan 5, 2021

    Dr. Malloy says wearing mask is service to community

    In an article in the Catholic Register about the impact of Ontario's shutdown, Dr. David Malloy, King's Principal, says by wearing a mask while serving the community, you are protecting the community.

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    Ontario enters shutdown level
    Dec 21, 2020

    Ontario enters shutdown level

    Dr. David Malloy, King's Principal, has announced the changes to be implemented by King's due to Ontario moving to a Shutdown level of the COVID-19 response framework, effective as of 12:01 a.m. on December 26, 2020.

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    Dr. Ellis: Shaming young people during COVID-19 won't work
    Sep 28, 2020

    Dr. Ellis: Shaming young people during COVID-19 won't work

    In an article on nowtoronto.com. Dr. Wendy Ellis, Associate Professor of Psychology, discusses her research into the habits of Ontario teens and says shaming is not an effective way to communicate with young people.

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    King's Principal's COVID-19 Update - Campus Ministry
    Sep 22, 2020

    King's Principal's COVID-19 Update - Campus Ministry

    Dr. David Malloy, King's Principal, discusses how King's Campus Ministry has continued to work on maintaining a connection with the King's community, moving their services, where possible, online and continuing with virtual gatherings, including the Veritas Series.

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    Adhering to public health guidelines: a message from King's Principal
    Sep 17, 2020

    Adhering to public health guidelines: a message from King's Principal

    Dr. David Malloy, King's Principal, has a message to the King's community about the importance of adhering to the health and safety guidelines of the Middlesex-London Health Unit and the province.

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    King's Principal's COVID-19 Update - ITS
    Sep 15, 2020

    King's Principal's COVID-19 Update - ITS

    Dr. David Malloy, King's Principal, discusses how KIng's Information Technology Services department has worked hard, collaborating with faculty and other departments, to ensure a smooth transition to a largely virtual campus and then to a blended mode of teaching for the fall semester.

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    Studying and holding events safely on campus
    Sep 15, 2020

    Studying and holding events safely on campus

    Study spaces and two event rooms will be made available on campus with guidelines in place to ensure a safe and healthy King’s community.

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    King's student brings comfort coping kits to the community
    Sep 3, 2020

    King's student brings comfort coping kits to the community

    Fourth-year student Kristin Legault takes her lived experience with the mental health system and creates comfort coping kits to help those struggling with mental health in the community.

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    King's Players seeks volunteers as the show must go on
    Aug 31, 2020

    King's Players seeks volunteers as the show must go on

    King’s Players looking for volunteers for the production team as they continue to operate despite the pandemic.

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    Economic freedom hastens pandemic recovery
    Aug 18, 2020

    Economic freedom hastens pandemic recovery

    An article in Forbes magazine discusses a new paper co-written by Dr. Vincent Geloso, Assistant Professor of Economics, that uses examples from the 1918 Global Pandemic to argue that embracing economic freedom will help alleviate the effects of the COVID pandemic.

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