COVID-19 Update: Operations at DC during Ontario’s stay-at-home order

This afternoon, the provincial government announced further province-wide restrictions due to a state of emergency declaration and stay-at-home order to take effect on Thursday, April 8.

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

As of Thursday, April 8


This is what you need to know about the college’s operations under these new restrictions:

  • Remote classes will continue as scheduled, and residences remain open.
  • Approved in-person learning activities at DC’s campuses will continue to transition to meet additional restrictions that were introduced by the government last week 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. Those employees will be contacted directly by their supervisor. All other employees will continue to work from home.
  • Athletics facilities at both the Oshawa and Whitby campus will remain closed. This includes the Flex Fitness Centre and indoor tracks, Campus Field House, and Whitby Fitness Centre. The Campus Ice Centre at the Oshawa campus will remain open for vaccinations.
  • The Campus Library will close with curbside pick-up available.
  • The Campus Store will close with free delivery available.
  • For a full list of campus services and hours, please visit our COVID-19 campus operations page.

Today’s announced additional measures 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