Reminder of face mask requirements on campus

Please be reminded that wearing a face mask while on campus is required of all students and employees to protect those around us.

As DC continues to keep you safe through the enforcement of strict COVID-19 protocols, it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the health and well-being of our classmates and colleagues through the mandatory use of masks while on campus, as well as following the preventative safety measures.

Face masks requirements

  • All students, employees and visitors are required to come to campus wearing a mask.
  • Masks should fit securely, cover the nose and mouth, be made of at least two layers of tightly woven fabric such as cotton or linen and not have exhalation valves.
  • If replacing current two-layer masks, it is advised that three-layer masks with woven cloth inside and outside and a non-woven, fibrous layer in between be considered.
  • A face shield is not an acceptable replacement for a mask or facial covering.
  • Masks and coverings may only be removed in designated eating areas while eating and must be put back on once eating is complete.
  • Eating is not permitted outside of designated spaces, such as lounges and hallways.
  • Single use face coverings/masks should be disposed of into a garbage bin.
  • Reusable face masks should be properly stored and washed regularly.
  • Students and employees who cannot wear a face mask or covering must complete a risk assessment by emailing susan.smikle@durhamcollege.ca. Those who cannot wear a mask and come to class without completing a risk assessment will be asked to leave.

The health and safety of our students and employees is of utmost importance. These stringent COVID-19 requirements have been developed with guidance from public health authorities and are to be followed by all community members when on our campuses. DC has seen zero cases of on-campus COVID-19 transmission at both our Oshawa and Whitby campuses as a result of everyone doing their part in adhering to the COVID-19 health and safety protocols that have been put in place.

For more information about what you need to know before going to class or work, please visit our Coming to Campus tab on our coronavirus webpage.

We thank you for your continued cooperation.