Fifth DC student tests positive for COVID-19 – risk to campus community remains very low

WHAT

Fifth DC student tests positive for COVID-19 – risk to campus community remains very low

DATE

Monday, September 21

IMPLICATIONS

We have received confirmation that a fifth Durham College (DC) student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has been in isolation per public health guidance prior to receiving their positive test and our risk management team has advised that the risk to the campus community remains very low.

The college has taken all necessary steps required by Public Health, as well as our health and safety and risk management teams to ensure the well-being of the entire campus community. At this time, Public Health has completed COVID-19 contact tracing for this individual and no on-campus exposures have been identified. We continue to support this student academically and in their health and wellness, and wish them a speedy recovery.

To ensure full transparency when reporting positive COVID-19 cases at DC, the college has developed a reporting dashboard, found on our coronavirus webpage, that will be updated daily.

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 and 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.