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 


Friday, October 2


We have been advised that a Durham College (DC) student, who was at the Oshawa campus on September 23, has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • The student was on campus for class in the F-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on September 23.
  • Risk mitigation measures have been implemented 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 DRPH 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.