Health and safety reminders on DC’s campuses

This morning, the provincial government recommended that all Ontarians consider wearing masks in indoor spaces as well as adding other layers of protection to fight the spread of COVID-19, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and influenza (flu) – all three of which are placing extraordinary pressure on our healthcare system.

With this recent news, please be reminded that Durham College (DC) remains a mask-friendly college inclusive of all community members. Those who wish to wear a mask indoors for their wellness, and those around them, are encouraged to do so. Masks continue to be mandatory in the Oshawa campus Library, Dental Clinic and Campus Health and Wellness Centre, as well as the shared DC/Ontario Tech University Campus Corners space.

We encourage our campus community members to remain vigilant in managing your health and well-being and appreciate your cooperation and diligence.

Important reminders:

  • Be up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines, boosters and flu shots when eligible. Public health authorities encourage vaccinations as strong protection against the effects of these viruses and an important way to protect public health.
  • Self-monitor closely for COVID-19, RSV and influenza symptoms. If you are feeling unwell, do not come to campus. If an illness is related to COVID-19 symptoms, follow the steps outlined on our COVID-related illness reporting page.
  • For an added layer of protection, wear a mask in shared indoor spaces.
  • Practice hand hygiene and physical distancing where possible.

DC regularly consults with public health authorities and monitors provincial guidelines. Our health and safety decisions are contingent on current public health conditions and directions. Any changes to our direction will be communicated as needed.