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Working in the Chemistry Department during the COVID-19 Crisis

Because the situation is fluid and protocols are constantly changing, please bookmark and visit this site for current protocols for work and research in the Department of Chemistry.

If you have questions or seek assistance please contact:

Please see resources below:

Chemistry Safety Training & Disclaimer

All members of the Department of Chemistry are required to review the training material and sign the disclaimer to maintain access to Chernoff Hall. Only those who have been approved to undertake or support research are allowed in Chernoff Hall. If you only wish to access NanoFabrication Kingston, it is not necessary to watch the safety training. Simply sign the NFK Disclaimer.

View COVID-19 Safety Training presentation

Disclaimer for accessing Chernoff Hall

Chernoff Hall Facilities Operation Procedures

If you have received approval from your department or the VPR to access the campus for the purposes of research, and you wish to use the facilities available in the Department of Chemistry, then you MUST complete the following beforehand:

• Watch the Chernoff Hall COVID safety training

• Sign the disclaimer form for Chernoff Hall

• Send the facilities manager a PDF of the email approving your access to the campus

• Read and follow the COVID-related instructions for using the facility (shown below)

Please write to CHEM receptionist if you have any questions regarding the procedure.

CHE100 AFM Facility (PDF, 117 KB)

CHE101-CHE102 Mass Spec (PDF, 112 KB)

CHE105 SEM (PDF, 455 KB)

CHE105 XPS (PDF, 287 KB)

CHE107 X-Ray Lab (PDF, 289 KB)

CHE108 NMR Lab (PDF, 318 KB)

CHE109 Chemistry Stores (PDF, 39 KB)

CHE115 TEM Lab (PDF, 112 KB)

NanoFabrication Kingston (PDF, 100 KB)

CHE300 Repair Shop (PDF, 128 KB)

For updates on the impacts to Queen's research, please visit University updates related to Covid-19 will continue to be posted at