COVID-19 Update: Extension to Ontario’s stay-at-home order

WHAT
Today, the provincial government extended their stay-at-home order and its province-wide restrictions until Wednesday, June 2.

During the extension, access to Durham College (DC) buildings and facilities will continue to be limited to students and employees attending previously approved in-person classes, labs and appointments.

WHEN
As of Thursday, May 13

IMPLICATIONS
Under the extension, the below campus operation impacts continue until the restrictions have been lifted:

  • Remote classes continue as scheduled, and residences remain open.
  • Approved in-person learning activities at DC’s campuses continue to transition to meet additional restrictions that were introduced by the government in March with the “emergency brake” shutdown. Directly impacted students will be contacted by their academic school office as soon as possible.
  • Employees deemed essential to campus operations and supporting students are permitted to be on campus. All other employees are expected to continue remote work.
  • Athletics facilities at both the Oshawa and Whitby campus remain closed, including the Flex Fitness Centre and indoor tracks, Campus Field House, and Whitby Fitness Centre. The Campus Ice Centre at the Oshawa campus remains open for vaccinations.
  • The Campus Library remains closed with curbside pick-up available.
  • The Campus Store remains closed with free delivery available.
  • For a full list of campus services and hours, please visit our COVID-19 campus operations

Today’s announced extension may pose challenges for many students and employees. Please know that there are support services available to help:

It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the health and well-being of our classmates and colleagues while on campus through the mandatory use of face masks, as well as following DC’s strict preventative safety measures.

Those who do not need to be on campus are required to stay home. Do not come to campus if you feel unwell, have travelled recently, or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or are awaiting a COVID-19 test.

For more information about DC’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/coronavirus.

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