Find human resources information, changes to campus access, resources for working from home and operational safety plans for an effective return to campus.
Read the latest university updates on the Covid-19 Resource Centre page.
As of February 14, 2022, access to reception in the Arts & Administration building has resumed regular operating hours.
The University will reopen to most in-person teaching, residence and campus life activities in September of 2021. Some risks associated to Covid-19 virus will remain present in Nova Scotia at that time. The University will be operating while “Living with Covid”. The goal of the Central Safety Plan is to provide safety guidance that reduces Covid-19 risks. This plan applies to all people and activities on campus.
Faculty and Staff should review the recording of the June 30, 2021 information session on the Campus Reopening Central Safety plan. Another information session will be held on July 29, 2021.
King’s is committed to helping in the fight against Covid-19 and to supporting members of the College as they make their contributions and manage the issues the current surge in cases creates for them. Time off with pay will be accommodated for anyone:
Please reach out to your supervisor or program director to discuss a date and time that is best for you and your department or program.
All email accounts will be actively monitored while voicemail will be checked daily.
Effective immediately, for those of you with Blue Cross medical coverage, Blue Cross has enhanced your Mental Health care coverage to allow better access to resources. In addition to Psychologists and Social Workers, you are now able to access the services of Counselling Therapists, Psychotherapists, Psychoeducators and Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT). These professionals help people with physical, emotional and mental health issues to improve their sense of well-being, alleviate feelings of distress and resolve crises. They provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mild to more severe psychological symptoms.
You, and your family members (if you have family coverage) insured through your Blue Cross medical plan, are each eligible for up to $1,500 yearly towards your mental health practitioner coverage to give you and your loved ones access to expert care. This is an increase of $500 over the previous yearly limit of $1,000. This limit increase will remain in effect until at least December 31, 2020. Please note that the limit increase has been retroactively applied to April 1, 2020. This means that if you have receipts dated April 1, 2020 or later that would have caused you to exceed the previous yearly limit of $1,000, you are now able to submit them for reimbursement (up to a maximum total yearly limit of $1,500).
Visit www.medaviebc.ca to learn more and to find mental health professionals in your community who can help support you.
Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is accessible to all King’s faculty and staff, is also being enhanced with the addition of AbilitiCBT for anxiety related to a pandemic. Contact iCBT@morneaushepell.com to learn more.
Please reach out to Dolly McIntyre, Human Resources and Compensation Officer, for any questions related to your coverage at firstname.lastname@example.org.