Positive cases of COVID-19 at Whitby and Oshawa campuses reported today – low risk to campus community

WHAT

Two new unrelated positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported a Durham College (DC) – one at the Whitby campus and one at Oshawa. The risk to our campus community remains low.

WHEN

Monday, November 16

IMPLICATIONS

We have been advised that two DC students have tested positive for COVID-19. These two cases are unrelated to one another, with one student studying out of the Whitby campus and the other out of the Oshawa campus.

DETAILS

  • Whitby student – last on campus in the shop area of the main building on Monday, November 9.
  • Oshawa student – last on campus in the F-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Monday, November 2.

WHAT IS BEING DONE

  • Risk mitigation measures, including appropriate cleaning protocol, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH).
  • 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.
  • The risk to our campus community has been deemed low.
  • Our students are currently isolating at home and being accommodated academically. We wish them a safe and speedy recovery.

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