March 13th, 2020

Kingston, ON – Today, Queen’s University announced that all undergraduate classes are suspended as of Monday, March 16th in response to concerns regarding COVID-19. Currently, there are no confirmed cases in Kingston and the risk remains low. As such the university will remain open and their operations will be maintained during this time. As we have seen over the course of this week, the situation is constantly evolving and therefore the institution is taking the necessary precautions.  

The AMS will be suspending its service operations beginning Saturday, March 14th at 5:00 PM, except for the AMS Food Bank which will continue its regular operations. The services which will be closed are: 

If you currently have an event planned with Queen’s Student Constables, please note that they will be sending a communication out shortly. The Student Life Centre and AMS Offices will maintain regular operating hours for the foreseeable future.  

We understand the stress and uncertainty that this has caused for our community. While classes, and our services are suspended, the AMS Management team will continue to serve, and support our peers throughout this period. It has been a difficult year for our community, but we have only overcome our challenges through supporting one another. This situation, although extraordinary, is no different.  

The AMS is maintaining its work alongside health experts and University administration. We will continue to inform students and communicate the student voice to the institution. If you have issues that you believe are relevant for the administration currently, please do not hesitate to reach out to Ananya Chakraborty, Director of Communications at communications@ams.queensu.ca 

BACKGROUNDER 

Alma Mater Society (AMS) – //www.myams.org 

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 18,000 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. There are over 1,000 student volunteers and 700 paid staff. 

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Queen’s University sits on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee & Anishinaabe peoples.
L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.
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