New positive case of COVID-19 reported this morning at our Oshawa campus

WHAT

A new positive case of COVID-19 associated with the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus been reported this morning.

WHEN

Thursday, November 12

IMPLICATIONS

We have been advised that a DC student, who was last at the FLEX fitness facility in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre on Monday, November 2 has tested positive for COVID-19. This case is unrelated to any other case we have reported on.

  • The FLEX remains open for those who have booked time slots for facility use.
  • Risk mitigation and appropriate cleaning measures have been implemented based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) to ensure the health and safety of our campus community.
  • DRPH officials are in the process of completing any necessary contact tracing and will directly contact any student or employee who is determined to be at risk.
  • If you are contacted by DRPH, you are required to follow their direction.
  • Our student is currently isolating at home and being accommodated academically. We wish them a safe and speedy recovery.

Please be reminded of the college’s preventative safety measures when coming to campus and on campus.

  • All coming to campus must complete a one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to arriving.
  • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, contact DRPH as well as:
  • Review our COVID reporting document for steps to take when reporting illness.
  • Wear a mask or face covering when inside campus buildings at all times.
  • Sanitize regularly.
  • Ensure physical distancing.
  • Only come to campus for a scheduled class, activity, appointment or to use campus resources, such as the Campus Library or Wi-Fi access.
  • Leave campus buildings immediately after your scheduled class or activity is over.

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