Response plan

Durham College (DC) is committed to operating its campuses in a way that ensures the health and well-being of our entire campus community. Appropriate COVID-19 risk mitigation measures are currently in place at the college, in consultation with Durham Region Public Health, and it is important that our employees, students and contractors continue to follow DC’s guidelines for working and learning on campus.

How to report a COVID illness
  1. Illnesses that impact remote or in-person attendance should be reported to an employee’s direct supervisor or a student’s school office.
  2. If an illness is related to COVID-19 symptoms or situation, employees and students should remain off campus and contact immediately.

Cleaning and disinfection

DC’s campus cleaning service provider GDI:

  • Performs enhanced cleaning, including disinfecting high-touch areas, two to three times daily in all spaces.

Employees and students also have access to:

  • Hand sanitizer at building entrances, in learning environments and common areas.
  • Disinfectant wipes in common office spaces. Note: employees must disinfect their personal workstation at the start and end of each day. Requests for additional cleaning products or cleaning service can be submitted through the Service Desk.

Masks and face coverings

  • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a face mask or covering when inside college buildings until further notice.
  • Users of recreational spaces, including the FLEX and gymnasium in Oshawa, Whitby fitness centre, sports fields, Campus Ice Centre, and Campus Field House, do not require face masks. Employees and spectators are required to wear a face mask.
  • Guests of DC’s restaurant, Bistro ’67, are not required to wear a mask, however, employees will continue to do so.
  • Those who cannot wear a face mask must complete a risk assessment by emailing
  • Masks are required in food consumption areas except while seated and eating (with the exception of Bistro ’67, where face masks are not required for patrons).

Physical distancing

As much as possible, individuals should maintain two-metre distancing when not in an indoor learning space.