An eastern Ontario university has postponed in-person exams due to an increased number of COVID-19 cases in the community.
Queen’s University said exams would be changed to “alternative delivery” where possible, and those that had to be taken in person would be postponed until the new year.
The school initially said that students concerned about the local COVID-19 situation could choose to postpone their exams.
But then on Sunday they announced they were delaying in-person exams and reducing capacity limits at libraries and Sports & Recreation Centers.
The changes come after Kingston, Ont., School confirmed an outbreak of the virus in the student community, and after the local health department reported an unrelated case of the Omicron variant. calendar.
Queen’s is advising students to avoid social gatherings and said it plans to distribute rapid COVID-19 test kits next week.
The university did not specify how many students were involved in the outbreak, but the Kingston public health unit listed four active outbreaks in Queen student residences as of Thursday.
This Canadian Press report was first published on December 12, 2021.