COVID-19: Sign-in process for accessing DC buildings in Oshawa and Whitby

WHAT

Employees, students and contractors are required to follow sign-in process for limited entry to buildings at the Oshawa and Whitby campuses, until further notice.

WHEN

As of Wednesday, March 18

IMPLICATIONS

During the campus closure, a controlled number of designated employees, students and contractors will have limited access to the Oshawa and Whitby campuses and are required to follow the below entry and sign-in processes when they arrive on campus.

Entry points

  • Oshawa campus: Students, employees and contractors are required to enter through the Gordon Willey building entrance located in the north west corner of the bus loop, directly adjacent to the security desk. All other exterior doors will be locked. 
  • The Student Services building (SSB), Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) and Student Centre are closed.
  • Whitby campus: Students, employees and contractors are required to enter through the entrance located in the south east corner of the main building directly adjacent to the bus loop. All other exterior doors will be locked.
  • The W. Galen Weston Centre for Food (CFF) is closed.
  • Pickering Learning Site: Closed until further notice. No entry is permitted.
  • Community Employment Resource Centres: Closed but available to clients via telephone appointment only. 

Sign-in process

  • Upon arrival, all individuals are required to read and review the medical advisory posted at the exterior doors. 
  • Once an individual determines they are clear, based on the criteria in the advisory, they may enter the building. 
  • Self-assessment criteria for entering the building:
    • Do you have a NEW or WORSE cough or shortness of breath?
    • Are you feeling feverish?
    • Have you travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days, or have had close contact with someone who has been confirmed COVID-19 positive?
  • If you have answered “NO” to the above questions, you may enter the building.
  • Security officers will ensure individuals review the screening questions in order to self-screen prior to entry.
  • Once inside, individuals are required to present their DC-issued identification. Security officers will record the banner number and intended destination on campus. This information will be collected verbally in order to maintain a single user sign-in log to maintain social distancing. Individuals are asked to advise security at this same location before they exit the building to leave the campus.  

DC continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation and the potential impact on our community. Please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/coronavirus for updates and FAQs.