On March 12, the Ontario government announced the mandatory closure of all publicly funded elementary and secondary schools until Monday, April 6 due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
In response, classes will be cancelled at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa and Whitby campuses and the Pickering Learning Site on Friday, March 13 to Monday, March 16. Online classes are not impacted and continue as scheduled. Students are expected to attend their placements unless other arrangements have been made with their employer.
The decision to cancel classes will allow the college leadership team, faculty and employees to prepare strategies to support continuity of learning for the remainder of the semester. Updates will be provided as they become available.
While classes are cancelled, the campus remains open. During this time staff are expected to work as usual and faculty are to be on campus per their regular schedules. Please contact your school office if you have any questions.
Additional questions and answers, as well as the latest updates regarding the campus status can be found at https://www.durhamcollege.ca/coronavirus.
We understand these are uncertain times that are rapidly changing on a global and local scale. Please know DC is committed to supporting its students, employees and the broader community and while we can’t predict the trajectory of COVID-19, we can work together to move forward with everyone’s safety and wellbeing in mind.