COVID-19 Update: One new off-campus positive COVID-19 case – risk to campus community very low

Dear students and colleagues,

I am writing to inform you that a third Durham College (DC) student, who has not yet been on campus, has recently tested positive for COVID-19.  As with the previous two positive off-campus cases, the risk to the campus community is deemed very low.

Individuals who have been in contact with this student will be notified by Public Health, and we are working closely with health authorities and our health and safety and risk assessment teams to stay informed and receive timely guidance and directives.

We hope this student recovers quickly and we look forward to welcoming them back to campus once it is safe to do so.

As a reminder, the health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority and DC has taken extensive measures to help control the spread of COVID-19. This includes limiting the amount of people on campus, as well as implementing very strict preventative safety measures and enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols.

If you are feeling unwell, please do not come to campus. Seek guidance from Public Health and follow the steps outlined in our COVID reporting document.

We will continue to provide COVID-19 updates to the campus community through email, the DC Mobile app and on the COVID-19 webpage. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered on our COVID-19 webpage, we encourage you to email dccares@durhamcollege.ca.

Stay safe, stay well.

Don Lovisa
President, Durham College