Additional COVID-19 cases associated with DC reported November 17 – low risk to campus community

WHAT

Two new, unrelated positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Durham College (DC) – one at the Oshawa campus as well as a student studying off-campus. The risk to our campus community remains low.

WHEN

Tuesday, November 17

IMPLICATIONS

We have been advised that two additional DC students have tested positive for COVID-19. These two cases are unrelated to one another, with one student studying out of the Oshawa campus and the other studying remotely.

DETAILS

  • Oshawa student – last on campus in the G-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Thursday, November 12.
  • The second student is studying remotely and has not been to campus this semester.
  • Durham Region Public Health has determined a low risk to our campus community.

WHAT IS BEING DONE

  • Risk mitigation measures, including appropriate cleaning protocol, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH).
  • DRPH officials are in the process of completing any necessary contact tracing and will directly contact any student or employee who is determined to be at risk.
  • Our students are currently isolating at home and being accommodated academically. We wish them a safe and speedy recovery.

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