Mandatory COVID-19 pre-entry screening now required before coming to campus

WHAT

All individuals coming to campus are required to complete a new COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening questionnaire prior to accessing Durham College (DC) buildings.

WHEN

Effective Thursday, October 22

IMPLICATIONS

To further ensure the health and safety of our campus community, effective Thursday, October 22, all those visiting Durham College campuses, including employees, students and visitors, must complete a brief (less than one minute) COVID-19 screening questionnaire. The Government of Ontario has mandated this screening process for all post-secondary institutions in compliance with the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation.

Below are the steps to follow:

  1. On the day you plan to come to campus, open the COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Tool and enter your Banner/Student ID and password. External visitors must provide their name and email address.
  2. Answer the three questions and submit the form.
  3. You will receive an automated email confirmation based on your responses with a directive indicating either:
    • You may go to campus; or
    • Do not come to campus.

If you receive permission to come to campus, keep the confirmation email and be prepared to show it to Campus Security personnel prior to entering college buildings. This confirmation is valid until 11:59 p.m. on the date you complete the questionnaire.

Additionally, we encourage you to download the Health Canada COVID Alert Exposure-notification app. With the COVID Alert Exposure-notification app, users receive a phone alert if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and can let others know if they’ve tested positive, without sharing any personal information. The app is free, easy to use, private and secure, and another tool to help protect yourself and your community.

We encourage you to check our COVID-19 webpage regularly for updates and if you have a question, we encourage you to email dccares@durhamcollege.ca.

Our ability to provide a safe on-campus experience depends upon each member of the campus community doing their part for our collective health and safety.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.