New positive case of COVID-19 reported at Durham College – low risk to campus community


Positive case of COVID-19 associated with Durham College (DC) has been reported. The risk to our campus community has been identified as low.


Monday, November 9


We have been advised that a student who studies out of the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food (Weston Centre) at the Whitby campus and lives in the South Village Residence has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • The student was last in the Weston Centre on Thursday, October 22.
  • As the result of Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) contract tracing, unrelated to DC, our student has been self-isolating in the South Village Residence since Thursday, October 29.
  • Due to the fact that the student has been self-isolating for the past 11 days, DRPH has determined that the risk to our campus community is low.
  • Our student is currently being accommodated academically and 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.