COVID-19 Update: Confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at DC’s Oshawa campus


Confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at DC’s Oshawa campus 


Thursday, September 24


A Durham College (DC) student, who has been on the Oshawa campus, has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • The student was in the A-Wing and B-Wing of the Gordon Willey building for classes and to visit their locker on September 21.
  • Appropriate risk mitigation measures are taking place at the college based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) to ensure the health and safety of the entire campus community.
  • DRPH officials are in the process of completing necessary contact tracing and will directly contact any student or employee who would be determined to be at risk.
  • Unless contacted by DRPH, the only action required of you is to continue following DC’s protocol outlined below.
  • Our student is currently isolating at home and is being accommodated academically.

We wish our student a safe and speedy recovery.

Students and employees are to follow the college’s strict preventative safety measures when coming to campus and while on campus. As a reminder:

  • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, contact Public Health and contact:
  • Review our COVID reporting document for steps to take when reporting illness.
  • Wear a mask or face covering when inside all campus buildings, and keep your mask on at all times.
  • Sanitize regularly, practice physical distancing and self-screen upon entry.
  • Limit capacity in offices to ensure physical distancing.
  • Only come to campus for a scheduled class, activity, service appointment or to use campus resources, such as the Campus Library or Wi-Fi access.
  • Leave campus buildings immediately after your scheduled class or activity is over.