Reminder of face mask requirements while on campus

WHAT
All students and employees are required to follow the mandatory face mask guidelines as outlined by Public Health, while on campus.

DATE
Monday, March 22

WHAT IS REQUIRED

  • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask while on campus.
  • 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.
  • Face shields, bandanas and scarves are not acceptable replacements for a mask or facial covering.
  • 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.
  • Additional PPE that is required for specific programs and learning spaces is either identified in classrooms/labs or within course curriculum and must be adhered to.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.

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.