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WHAT One new positive case of COVID-19 has been reported at Durham College’s (DC) Whitby campus in the main building. The individual was last on campus on Monday, April 26. DETAILS Those who are at...

WHAT One new positive case of COVID-19 has been reported at Durham College’s (DC) Whitby campus in the main building. The individual was last on campus on Monday, April 26. DETAILS
  • Those who are at risk from this case have been contacted by DC and may be contacted by the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD) if required.
  • This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
WHAT IS BEING DONE
  • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting, have been implemented as appropriate.
  • DC is working closely with DRHD for contact tracing and is supporting individuals who are required to self-isolate.
  • If DRHD asks you to isolate, or if you test positive, your first step should always be to notify our health and safety team outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol. Please do not return to campus until you have been cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
  • If an employee or student receives a positive COVID-19 test, DRHD assesses the risk of transmission within the campus community, as well as the need for contact tracing and follow-up. DRHD provides direction to DC to mitigate any risk of community transmission. DC provides DRHD with information to help with contact tracing.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
  • DC has developed a COVID-19 reporting protocolto ensure all situations that may arise for those visiting or living on campus are isolated and contained.
  • Do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you become aware of someone who is perceived to be ill, or has tested positive, or if you live with or have otherwise come into contact with someone who has been exposed or has tested positive and has been to campus, follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol document.
  • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home and seek guidance from Public Health.
  • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
If you must come to campus:
  • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
  • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a maskat all times while on campus. Employees must also use eye protection when 2-metre distancing cannot be maintained at all times.
  • Masks 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.
  • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.
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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

Dear colleagues and students, As communicated in March, plans for Durham College’s (DC) fall semester are well under way, with a focus on welcoming more students to campus as public health and government guidelines allow....

Dear colleagues and students, As communicated in March, plans for Durham College’s (DC) fall semester are well under way, with a focus on welcoming more students to campus as public health and government guidelines allow. For the fall semester, post-secondary programs will be delivered in three formats – remote, hybrid (a combination of in-person and remote) or flexible (part of the program is delivered with some students and faculty in-person on campus and learning activities are broadcast to students remotely, at the same time). As of today, you can find all fall semester delivery information available on our COVID-19 website, including access to the following:
  • Program delivery chart
  • Student supports
  • Academic school contacts
  • Frequently asked questions
Our goal is to help prepare students to meet the world head-on. After more than a year of successful blended learning, we are confident that this model will continue to support student success while putting the health and safety of our campus community first. Whether studying on campus, remotely, or a combination of both – students will receive the exceptional education DC is known for. They will also develop resiliency and adaptability, and gain a blend of practical and theoretical knowledge only a college program can offer. As a reminder, the fall semester is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 8. You can learn more about the semester’s important academic dates online. Please note that decisions about program delivery may change as a result of public health and government direction. We encourage you to visit our COVID-19 webpage for updates, resources and answers to frequently asked questions. We look forward to seeing you in the fall, Dr. Elaine Popp Executive Vice President, Academic

WHAT A new positive case of COVID-19 has been reported at Durham College’s (DC) Oshawa campus in the Centre for Collaborative Education. The individual was last on campus on Saturday, April 24. DETAILS Those who...

WHAT A new positive case of COVID-19 has been reported at Durham College’s (DC) Oshawa campus in the Centre for Collaborative Education. The individual was last on campus on Saturday, April 24. DETAILS
  • Those who are at risk from this case have been contacted by DC and the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
  • DRHD has deemed that there is a low risk to the campus community.
  • This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
WHAT IS BEING DONE
  • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting, have been implemented as appropriate.
  • DC is working closely with DRHD for contact tracing and is supporting individuals who are required to self-isolate.
  • Individuals who are at risk of COVID-19 transmission as a result of this case have been contacted by DRHD, are being monitored and are isolating at home.
    • If DRHD asks you to isolate, or if you test positive, your first step should always be to notify our health and safety team outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol. Please do not return to campus until you have been cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
    • If an employee or student receives a positive COVID-19 test, DRHD assesses the risk of transmission within the campus community, as well as the need for contact tracing and follow-up. DRHD provides direction to DC to mitigate any risk of community transmission. DC provides DRHD with information to help with contact tracing.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
  • DC has developed a COVID-19 reporting protocol to ensure all situations that may arise for those visiting or living on campus are isolated and contained.
  • Do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you become aware of someone who is perceived to be ill, or has tested positive, or if you live with or have otherwise come into contact with someone who has been exposed or has tested positive and has been to campus, follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol document.
  • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home and seek guidance from Public Health.
  • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
If you must come to campus:
  • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
  • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while on campus.
  • Masks 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.
  • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.
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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, students are reminded of the importance of remaining informed about COVID-19 related updates. DC is committed to providing ongoing communication through email, social media, the mobile app,...

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, students are reminded of the importance of remaining informed about COVID-19 related updates. DC is committed to providing ongoing communication through email, social media, the mobile app, and our website, and it is each person’s responsibility to engage with these platforms regularly by:
  • Checking your DC Mail daily to ensure you have the most up-to-date information regarding college operations, semester planning and COVID-19 contact tracing protocol.
  • Updating your contact information to include your current cell phone number and email address through MyCampus. This is so that efficient contact tracing activities can be completed in the case that an employee or student is potentially exposed to COVID-19.
  • Checking the COVID-19 webpage to review FAQs, coming to campus guidelines, health and safety protocols and to find out what is open on campus or operating virtually.
DC continues to respond transparently to all COVID-19 matters, including province-wide restrictions, on-campus cases, operational changes and more, putting health and safety first. For more information about DC’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/coronavirus. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered on our COVID-19 webpage, we encourage you to email dccares@durhamcollege.ca. IMPORTANT LINKS

This message is being sent on behalf of the Durham College (DC) Return-to-Work Task Force.  In response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission, the Ontario government has reviewed recommendations for COVID-19 risk mitigation, including...

This message is being sent on behalf of the Durham College (DC) Return-to-Work Task Force.  In response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission, the Ontario government has reviewed recommendations for COVID-19 risk mitigation, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). As outlined in the government’s guidance for enhanced health and safety measures, “Workers must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) that protects their eyes, nose and mouth if in the course of providing services they are:
  • required to come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a mask or face covering or
  • in an indoor area and are not separated by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier.”
With this, the following safety protocol is to be followed while on campus:
  • A face mask is to be worn at all times.
  • When 2-metre distancing cannot be maintained at all times, a medical-grade face mask and eye protection must be worn.
Eye protection provides a barrier to infectious materials entering the eye and is often used in conjunction with other PPE. Unless otherwise specified for a particular space, at minimum, eye protection should fit comfortably and include side shields. A face shield will also offer this protection if preferred; however, this does not replace the need to wear a face mask. In environments where the risk of exposure is greater, heightened levels of eyewear such as goggles may be recommended by your supervisor. In order to streamline the process, employees are asked to submit their request for eye protection to the following: For academic schools:
  • Business, IT & Management - Sarah Barrett
  • Health & Community Service - Catherine Hayes
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - Amy Derdall
  • Justice & Emergency Services - Claire McCormack
  • Media, Art & Design - Megan Pickell
  • Science & Engineering Technology - Melanie Maloney
  • Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology; Hospitality & Horticultural Science - Sue Moore
For all other departments:
  • Forward requests to your department manager.
Amalgamated lists will then be sent to servicedesk@dc-uoit.ca for fulfillment.

​WHAT Three unrelated COVID-19 cases have been reported at Durham College’s Oshawa and Whitby campuses. DATE Monday, April 19 DETAILS Three unrelated cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Durham College’s (DC) Oshawa and Whitby...

WHAT Three unrelated COVID-19 cases have been reported at Durham College's Oshawa and Whitby campuses. DATE Monday, April 19 DETAILS
  • Three unrelated cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Durham College’s (DC) Oshawa and Whitby campuses.
  • One individual was last at the Oshawa campus on Monday, April 5 in the CFCE and another was in the A-wing on Friday, April 9.
  • One individual was last at the Whitby campus on Wednesday, April 7 in the main building.
  • Those who are at risk from these cases have been contacted by DC and the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
  • These cases are unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
WHAT IS BEING DONE
  • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting, have been implemented as appropriate.
  • DC is working closely with DRHD for contact tracing and is supporting individuals who are required to self-isolate.
  • Individuals who are at risk of COVID-19 transmission as a result of these cases have been contacted by DRHD, are being monitored and are isolating at home.
    • If DRHD asks you to isolate, or if you test positive, your first step should always be to notify our health and safety team outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol. Please do not return to campus until you have been cleared by DC's health and safety team.
    • If an employee or student receives a positive COVID-19 test, DRHD assesses the risk of transmission within the campus community, as well as the need for contact tracing and follow-up. DRHD provides direction to DC to mitigate any risk of community transmission. DC provides DRHD with information to help with contact tracing.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
  • DC has developed a COVID-19 reporting protocol to ensure all situations that may arise for those visiting or living on campus are isolated and contained.
  • Do not come to campus if you're feeling unwell or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you become aware of someone who is perceived to be ill, or has tested positive, or if you live with or have otherwise come into contact with someone who has been exposed or has tested positive and has been to campus, follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol document.
  • If you are feeling unwell, or aren't sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home and seek guidance from Public Health.
  • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC's health and safety team.
If you must come to campus:
  • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
  • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while on campus.
  • Masks 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.
  • Follow all of DC's preventative safety measures.
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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

WHAT The Oshawa Vaccination Clinic at Durham College’s (DC) Campus Ice Centre has expanded eligibility to include DC’s clinical students and faculty or staff providing support to special needs students. DATE Friday, April 16 DETAILS...

WHAT The Oshawa Vaccination Clinic at Durham College’s (DC) Campus Ice Centre has expanded eligibility to include DC’s clinical students and faculty or staff providing support to special needs students. DATE Friday, April 16 DETAILS In March, Durham College (DC) proudly partnered with Ontario Tech University, Durham Region Public Health and Lakeridge Health to support our community in its fight against COVID-19 by providing the Campus Ice Centre as the site for the Oshawa Vaccination Clinic. The clinic booking portal for first vaccination doses is now open to eligible clinical placement students currently attending or scheduled to attend a clinical field placement in a health care setting. Students must live in or be attending their placement in the Durham Region and will be required to provide proof of eligibility. If a student does not receive proof of eligibility from their placement host (i.e. an identification card or letter), they can reach out to their faculty member to provide a letter of eligibility from the college. In addition, employees who provide direct in-person support to students with complex special needs are eligible to book their first vaccination through the portal and are required to provide a letter from the college. Employees and students who have received or will receive a vaccination dose are reminded that physical distancing of two metres, face masks and monitoring for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 while on campus is still required. More information about the Durham Region vaccination roll-out plan, including additional clinic locations, operations, appointments and priority groups, can be found on the Durham Region Public Health website. Eligible individuals can sign up for the  vaccine at the Oshawa Vaccination Clinic, through the booking form. For more information about DC’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/coronavirus.

WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at Durham College’s Oshawa campus. DATE Tuesday, April 13 DETAILS A member of the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus community has tested positive for COVID-19. They were...

WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at Durham College’s Oshawa campus. DATE Tuesday, April 13 DETAILS
  • A member of the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus community has tested positive for COVID-19. They were last on campus in the A-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Monday, April 5.
  • Those who are at risk have been contacted by DC and will be contacted by the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
  • DRHD has deemed that there is a low risk to the campus community.
  • This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
WHAT IS BEING DONE
  • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting, have been implemented as appropriate.
  • DC is working closely with DRHD for contact tracing and is supporting individuals who are required to self-isolate.
  • Individuals who are at risk of COVID-19 transmission as a result of this case have been contacted by DRHD, are being monitored and are isolating at home.
    • If DRHD asks you to isolate, or if you test positive, your first step should always be to notify our health and safety team outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol. Please do not return to campus until you have been cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
    • If an employee or student receives a positive COVID-19 test, DRHD assesses the risk of transmission within the campus community, as well as the need for contact tracing and follow-up. DRHD provides direction to DC to mitigate any risk of community transmission. DC provides DRHD with information to help with contact tracing.
  • If you have not been contacted, classes and activities continue as scheduled.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
  • DC has developed a COVID-19 reporting protocol to ensure all situations that may arise for those visiting or living on campus are isolated and contained.
  • Do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you become aware of someone who is perceived to be ill, or has tested positive, or if you live with or have otherwise come into contact with someone who has been exposed or has tested positive and has been to campus, follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol document.
  • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home and seek guidance from Public Health.
  • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
If you must come to campus:
  • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
  • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while on campus.
  • Masks 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.
  • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.
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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

This afternoon, Premier Doug Ford announced that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will remain closed indefinitely after the April break due to the rising rates of COVID-19 infection. This announcement does not impact Durham...

This afternoon, Premier Doug Ford announced that all Ontario elementary and secondary schools will remain closed indefinitely after the April break due to the rising rates of COVID-19 infection. This announcement does not impact Durham College operations with program and service delivery continuing as communicated last week. For many of our students, particularly those with young children, these latest restrictions may create challenges for parents juggling their schoolwork and parental responsibilities. As we near the end of the semester we recognize this can be a stressful time. To help provide support, we’ve compiled a number of helpful resources for families whose children may be at home or participating in online learning. We understand that some students may be experiencing conflicts between their schoolwork and home life requirements. Those impacted are encouraged to communicate directly with their professor to discuss flexible options. We hope these resources will also help students create a manageable balance between school and their responsibilities at home as we continue to navigate the ongoing public health restrictions.

WHAT One new COVID-19 case has been reported at Durham College’s Oshawa campus. DATE Friday, April 9 DETAILS A member of the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus community has tested positive for COVID-19. They were...

WHAT One new COVID-19 case has been reported at Durham College’s Oshawa campus. DATE Friday, April 9 DETAILS
  • A member of the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus community has tested positive for COVID-19. They were last on campus in the Centre for Collaborative Education on Monday, March 29.
  • Those who are at risk have been contacted by DC and will be contacted by the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
  • DRHD has deemed that there is a low risk to the campus community.
  • This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
WHAT IS BEING DONE
  • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting, have been implemented as appropriate.
  • DC is working closely with DRHD for contact tracing and is supporting individuals who are required to self-isolate.
  • Individuals who are at risk of COVID-19 transmission as a result of this case have been contacted by DRHD, are being monitored and are isolating at home.
    • If DRHD asks you to isolate, or if you test positive, your first step should always be to notify our health and safety team outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol. Please do not return to campus until you have been cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
    • If an employee or student receives a positive COVID-19 test, DRHD assesses the risk of transmission within the campus community, as well as the need for contact tracing and follow-up. DRHD provides direction to DC to mitigate any risk of community transmission. DC provides DRHD with information to help with contact tracing.
  • If you have not been contacted, classes and activities continue as scheduled.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
  • DC has developed a COVID-19 reporting protocolto ensure all situations that may arise for those visiting or living on campus are isolated and contained.
  • Do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you become aware of someone who is perceived to be ill, or has tested positive, or if you live with or have otherwise come into contact with someone who has been exposed or has tested positive and has been to campus, follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol document.
  • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home and seek guidance from Public Health.
  • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
If you must come to campus:
  • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
  • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a maskat all times while on campus.
  • Masks 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.
  • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.
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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

WHAT This afternoon, the provincial government announced further province-wide restrictions due to a state of emergency declaration and stay-at-home order to take effect on Thursday, April 8. During the stay-at-home order, access to Durham College...

WHAT This afternoon, the provincial government announced further province-wide restrictions due to a state of emergency declaration and stay-at-home order to take effect on Thursday, April 8. During the stay-at-home order, access to Durham College (DC) buildings and facilities will be limited to students and employees attending previously approved in-person classes, labs and appointments. WHEN As of Thursday, April 8 IMPLICATIONS This is what you need to know about the college’s operations under these new restrictions:
  • Remote classes will continue as scheduled, and residences remain open.
  • Approved in-person learning activities at DC’s campuses will continue to transition to meet additional restrictions that were introduced by the government last week with the “emergency brake” shutdown. Directly impacted students will be contacted by their academic school office as soon as possible.
  • Employees deemed essential to campus operations and supporting students are permitted to be on campus. Those employees will be contacted directly by their supervisor. All other employees will continue to work from home.
  • Athletics facilities at both the Oshawa and Whitby campus will remain closed. This includes the Flex Fitness Centre and indoor tracks, Campus Field House, and Whitby Fitness Centre. The Campus Ice Centre at the Oshawa campus will remain open for vaccinations.
  • The Campus Library will close with curbside pick-up available.
  • The Campus Store will close with free delivery available.
  • For a full list of campus services and hours, please visit our COVID-19 campus operations page.
Today’s announced additional measures may pose challenges for many students and employees. Please know that there are support services available to help: It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the health and well-being of our classmates and colleagues while on campus through the mandatory use of face masks, as well as following DC’s strict preventative safety measures. Those who do not need to be on campus are required to stay home. Do not come to campus if you feel unwell, have travelled recently, or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or are awaiting a COVID-19 test. For more information about DC’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/coronavirus. IMPORTANT LINKS

WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at Durham College’s Whitby campus. DATE Wednesday, April 7 DETAILS A member of the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus community has tested positive for COVID-19. They were...

WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at Durham College’s Whitby campus. DATE Wednesday, April 7 DETAILS
  • A member of the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus community has tested positive for COVID-19. They were last on campus in the main building on Thursday, April 1.
  • Those who are at risk have been contacted by DC and will be contacted by the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
  • DRHD has deemed that there is a low risk to the campus community.
  • This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
WHAT IS BEING DONE
  • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting, have been implemented as appropriate.
  • DC is working closely with DRHD for contact tracing and is supporting individuals who are required to self-isolate.
  • Individuals who are at risk of COVID-19 transmission as a result of this case have been contacted by DRHD, are being monitored and are isolating at home.
    • If DRHD asks you to isolate, or if you test positive, your first step should always be to notify our health and safety team outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol. Please do not return to campus until you have been cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
    • If an employee or student receives a positive COVID-19 test, DRHD assesses the risk of transmission within the campus community, as well as the need for contact tracing and follow-up. DRHD provides direction to DC to mitigate any risk of community transmission. DC provides DRHD with information to help with contact tracing.
  • If you have not been contacted, classes and activities continue as scheduled.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
  • DC has developed a COVID-19 reporting protocol to ensure all situations that may arise for those visiting or living on campus are isolated and contained.
  • Do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you become aware of someone who is perceived to be ill, or has tested positive, or if you live with or have otherwise come into contact with someone who has been exposed or has tested positive and has been to campus, follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol document.
  • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home and seek guidance from Public Health.
  • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
If you must come to campus:
  • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
  • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while on campus.
  • Masks 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.
  • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.
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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

WHAT One additional new unrelated COVID-19 case has been reported at Durham College’s Whitby campus. DATE Monday, April 5 DETAILS A member of the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus community has tested positive for COVID-19....

WHAT One additional new unrelated COVID-19 case has been reported at Durham College’s Whitby campus. DATE Monday, April 5 DETAILS
  • A member of the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus community has tested positive for COVID-19. They were last on campus in the main building on Saturday, March 27.
  • Those who are at risk have been contacted by DC and will be contacted by the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
  • DRHD has deemed that there is a low risk to the campus community.
  • This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
WHAT IS BEING DONE
  • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting, have been implemented as appropriate.
  • DC is working closely with DRHD for contact tracing and is supporting individuals who are required to self-isolate.
  • Individuals who are at risk of COVID-19 transmission as a result of this case have been contacted by DRHD, are being monitored and are isolating at home.
    • If DRHD asks you to isolate, or if you test positive, your first step should always be to notify our health and safety team outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol. Please do not return to campus until you have been cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
    • If an employee or student receives a positive COVID-19 test, DRHD assesses the risk of transmission within the campus community, as well as the need for contact tracing and follow-up. DRHD provides direction to DC to mitigate any risk of community transmission. DC provides DRHD with information to help with contact tracing.
  • If you have not been contacted, classes and activities continue as scheduled.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
  • DC has developed a COVID-19 reporting protocol to ensure all situations that may arise for those visiting or living on campus are isolated and contained.
  • Do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you become aware of someone who is perceived to be ill, or has tested positive, or if you live with or have otherwise come into contact with someone who has been exposed or has tested positive and has been to campus, follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol document.
  • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home and seek guidance from Public Health.
  • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
If you must come to campus:
  • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
  • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a maskat all times while on campus.
  • Masks 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.
  • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.
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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

WHAT Two new unrelated COVID-19 cases have been reported at Durham College’s Whitby campus. DATE Monday, April 5 DETAILS Two members of the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus community have tested positive for COVID-19. The...

WHAT Two new unrelated COVID-19 cases have been reported at Durham College’s Whitby campus. DATE Monday, April 5 DETAILS
  • Two members of the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus community have tested positive for COVID-19.
    • The first individual was last on campus in the main building on Wednesday, March 24.
    • The second individual was last on campus in the main building on Tuesday, March 30.
  • Those who are at risk have been contacted by DC and will be contacted by the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
  • DRHD has deemed that there is a low risk to the campus community.
  • These cases are unrelated to each other and any other cases that have been reported on campus.
WHAT IS BEING DONE
  • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting, have been implemented as appropriate.
  • DC is working closely with DRHD for contact tracing and is supporting individuals who are required to self-isolate.
  • Individuals who are at risk of COVID-19 transmission as a result of these cases have been contacted by DRHD, are being monitored and are isolating at home.
    • If DRHD asks you to isolate, or if you test positive, your first step should always be to notify our health and safety team outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol. Please do not return to campus until you have been cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
    • If an employee or student receives a positive COVID-19 test, DRHD assesses the risk of transmission within the campus community, as well as the need for contact tracing and follow-up. DRHD provides direction to DC to mitigate any risk of community transmission. DC provides DRHD with information to help with contact tracing.
  • If you have not been contacted, classes and activities continue as scheduled.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
  • DC has developed a COVID-19 reporting protocol to ensure all situations that may arise for those visiting or living on campus are isolated and contained.
  • Do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you become aware of someone who is perceived to be ill, or has tested positive, or if you live with or have otherwise come into contact with someone who has been exposed or has tested positive and has been to campus, follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol document.
  • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home and seek guidance from Public Health.
  • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
If you must come to campus:
  • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
  • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a maskat all times while on campus.
  • Masks 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.
  • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.
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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS  

WHAT This afternoon, Premier Doug Ford announced a province-wide “emergency brake shutdown” beginning Saturday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. for at least four weeks. These measures are put in place to decrease the rising rates of COVID-19...

WHAT This afternoon, Premier Doug Ford announced a province-wide “emergency brake shutdown” beginning Saturday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. for at least four weeks. These measures are put in place to decrease the rising rates of COVID-19 infections and the spread of variants of concern across the province. WHEN As of Saturday, April 3 IMPLICATIONS With strict health and safety guidelines and protocols guiding decisions at Durham College (DC), this shutdown will impact some college programs and operations, including:
  • Approved in-person learning activities at DC’s campuses will transition to meet the additional restrictions as required.
  • Students in programs affected by the new restrictions will be contacted directly by their school office as soon as possible.
  • Remote classes will continue as scheduled, and residences remain open.
  • Athletics facilities at both the Oshawa and Whitby campus will close. This includes the Flex Fitness Centre and indoor tracks, Campus Field House, and Whitby Fitness Centre. The Campus Ice Centre at the Oshawa campus will remain open for vaccinations.
  • The Campus Library is limited to a 25 per cent capacity and access to the second and third floors only.
  • For a full list of campus services and hours, please visit our COVID-19 campus operations page.
      DC will continue to respond quickly and transparently to the evolving province-wide restrictions, putting both the health and safety of our campus community and the educational experience of our students first. As always, it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the health and well-being of our classmates and colleagues through the mandatory use of face masks while on campus, as well as following the preventative safety measures. For more information about DC’s response to COVID-19, please visit   www.durhamcollege.ca/coronavirus. IMPORTANT LINKS  

      WHAT Three new unrelated COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Oshawa and Whitby campuses. DATE Thursday, April 1 DETAILS Three members of the Durham College (DC) community have tested positive for COVID-19. The first two...

      WHAT Three new unrelated COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Oshawa and Whitby campuses. DATE Thursday, April 1 DETAILS
      • Three members of the Durham College (DC) community have tested positive for COVID-19.
        • The first two individuals were last at the Oshawa campus – one in the Centre for Collaborative Education on Saturday, March 27 and the other in the H-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Thursday, March 25
        • The third individual was at the Whitby campus in the main building on Friday, March 26.
      • Those who are at risk have been contacted by DC and will be contacted by the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
      • These cases are unrelated to any other cases that have been reported on campus.
        WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting have been implemented as appropriate.
      • DC is working closely with DRHD for contact tracing and is supporting individuals who are required to self-isolate.
      • Individuals who are at risk of COVID-19 transmission as a result of these cases have been contacted by DRHD, are being monitored and are isolating at home.
        • If DRHD asks you to isolate, or if you test positive, your first step should always be to notify our health and safety team outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol. Please do not return to campus until you have been cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
        • If an employee or student receives a positive COVID-19 test, DRHD assesses the risk of transmission within the campus community, as well as the need for contact tracing and follow-up. DRHD provides direction to DC to mitigate any risk of community transmission. DC provides DRHD with information to help with contact tracing.
      • If you have not been contacted, classes and activities continue as scheduled.
        WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
      • DC has developed a COVID-19 reporting protocolto ensure all situations that may arise for those visiting or living on campus are isolated and contained.
      • Do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • If you become aware of someone who is perceived to be ill, or has tested positive, or if you live with or have otherwise come into contact with someone who has been exposed or has tested positive and has been to campus, follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting process document.
      • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home and seek guidance from Public Health.
      • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
      If you must come to campus:
      • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
      • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask while on campus at all times.
      • Masks 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.
      • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.
      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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS  

      WHAT Two new COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Oshawa campus. DATE Monday, Mach 29 DETAILS Two members of the Durham College (DC) community have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals were last at the...

      WHAT Two new COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Oshawa campus. DATE Monday, Mach 29 DETAILS
      • Two members of the Durham College (DC) community have tested positive for COVID-19.
      • The individuals were last at the Oshawa campus – one in the Centre for Collaborative Education on Thursday, March 18 and the other in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre on Friday, March 26.
      • Those who are at risk have been contacted by DC and will be contacted by the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
      • These cases are unrelated to any other case that have been reported on campus.
      WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting have been implemented as appropriate.
      • DC is working closely with DRHD for contact tracing and is supporting individuals who are required to self-isolate.
      • Individuals who are at risk of COVID-19 transmission through this case have been contacted by DRHD, are being monitored and are isolating at home.
        • If DRHD asks you to isolate, or if you test positive, your first step should always be to notify our health and safety team outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol. Please do not return to campus until you have been cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
        • If an employee or student receives a positive COVID-19 test, DRHD assesses the risk of transmission within the campus community, as well as the need for contact tracing and follow-up. DRHD provides direction to DC to mitigate any risk of community transmission. DC provides DRHD with information to help with contact tracing.
      • If you have not been contacted, classes and activities continue as scheduled.
      WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
      • DC has developed a COVID-19 reporting protocol to ensure all situations that may arise for those visiting or living on campus are isolated and contained.
      • Do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • If you become aware of someone who is perceived to be ill, or has tested positive, or if you live with or have otherwise come into contact with someone who has been exposed or has tested positive and has been to campus, follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting process document.
      • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home and seek guidance from Public Health.
      • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
      If you must come to campus:
      • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
      • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a maskwhile on campus at all times.
      • Masks 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.
      • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.
      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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

      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...

      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.

      WHAT New COVID-19 case reported at the Oshawa campus DATE Monday, March 22 DETAILS A member of the Durham College (DC) community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last at the Oshawa campus in...

      WHAT New COVID-19 case reported at the Oshawa campus DATE Monday, March 22 DETAILS
      • A member of the Durham College (DC) community has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • The individual was last at the Oshawa campus in the Centre for Collaborative Education on Thursday, March 18.
      • Those who are at risk have been contacted by DC and will be contacted by the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
      • This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
      WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting have been implemented as appropriate.
      • DC is working closely with DRHD for contact tracing and is supporting individuals who are required to self-isolate.
      • Individuals who are at risk of COVID-19 transmission through this case have been contacted by DRHD, are being monitored and are isolating at home.
        • If DRHD asks you to isolate, or if you test positive, your first step should always beto notify our health and safety team outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol. Please do not return to campus until you have been cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
        • If an employee or student receives a positive COVID-19 test, DRHD assesses the risk of transmission within the campus community, as well as the need for contact tracing and follow-up. DRHD provides direction to DC to mitigate any risk of community transmission. DC provides DRHD with information to help with contact tracing.
      • If you have not been contacted, classes and activities continue as scheduled.
      WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
      • DC has developed a COVID-19 reporting protocolto ensure all situations that may arise for those visiting or living on campus are isolated and contained.
      • Do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • If you become aware of someone who is perceived to be ill, or has tested positive, or if you live with or have otherwise come into contact with someone who has been exposed or has tested positive and has been to campus, follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting process document.
      • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home and seek guidance from Public Health.
      • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
      If you must come to campus:
      • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
      • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask while on campus at all times.
      • Masks 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.
      • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.
      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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

      WHAT One new COVID-19 case reported at the Whitby campus DATE Friday, March 19 DETAILS A member of the Durham College (DC) community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last at the Whitby campus...

      WHAT One new COVID-19 case reported at the Whitby campus DATE Friday, March 19 DETAILS
      • A member of the Durham College (DC) community has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • The individual was last at the Whitby campus in one of the exterior learning labs on Monday, March 15.
      • Those who are at risk have been contacted by DC and will be contacted by the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
      • This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
      WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting have been implemented as appropriate.
      • DC is working closely with DRHD for contact tracing and is supporting individuals who are required to self-isolate.
      • Individuals who are at risk of COVID-19 transmission through this case have been contacted by DRHD, are being monitored and are isolating at home.
        • If DRHD asks you to isolate, or if you test positive, your first step should always be to notify our health and safety team outlined in our COVID-19 reporting protocol. Please do not return to campus until you have been cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
        • If an employee or student receives a positive COVID-19 test, DRHD assesses the risk of transmission within the campus community, as well as the need for contact tracing and follow-up. DRHD provides direction to DC to mitigate any risk of community transmission. DC provides DRHD with information to help with contact tracing.
      • If you have not been contacted, classes and activities continue as scheduled.
      WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
      • DC has developed a COVID-19 reporting protocol to ensure all situations that may arise for those visiting or living on campus are isolated and contained.
      • Do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • If you become aware of someone who is perceived to be ill, or has tested positive, or if you live with or have otherwise come into contact with someone who has been exposed or has tested positive and has been to campus, follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting process document.
      • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home and seek guidance from Public Health.
      • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s health and safety team.
      If you must come to campus:
      • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
      • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a maskwhile on campus at all times.
      • Masks 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.
      • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.
      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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS  
      Reflecting on a year of COVID-19March 11, 2021 at 12:11 pm

      Today marks the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic. In light of March 11 being named a national day of observance, we reflect on the past 12 months – the impact...

      Today marks the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic. In light of March 11 being named a national day of observance, we reflect on the past 12 months – the impact the virus has had on our world and the lives it has changed – and are reminded that despite the obstacles we’ve faced, we’ve still found a way to rise to every challenge.
      COVID-19 Update: Fall semester plansMarch 1, 2021 at 8:59 am

      WHAT Durham College (DC) is planning to welcome more students to campus in the fall semester. DATE Monday, March 1 DETAILS Our campus community’s health and safety are a top priority, and as we approach...

      WHAT Durham College (DC) is planning to welcome more students to campus in the fall semester. DATE Monday, March 1 DETAILS Our campus community's health and safety are a top priority, and as we approach the one-year mark of primarily learning and working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking forward to welcoming more students back to campus this fall. Planning for the fall 2021 semester is well under way, and DC is focused on returning to in-person learning as much as possible while keeping the health and safety guidelines established by Durham Region Public Health and the provincial government top of mind. While many of our students are excited to return to campus or start their post-secondary experience in a classroom setting that includes hands-on learning and DC's exceptional labs and academic spaces, we acknowledge that some students have thrived in the remote learning environment. Where possible, we will remain flexible, providing remote learning opportunities for those who want them. The provincial government and health care sectors are signaling that the future looks brighter, and to ensure we are prepared for every eventuality, we are developing multiple program delivery plans. In doing so, we can be responsive to the evolving pandemic's realities while ensuring DC is prepared and ready to support our students and their future successes. We will be sure to communicate details as further information becomes available. For more information about DC’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/coronavirus.

      WHAT The Campus Ice Centre has been announced as the Oshawa COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic location for Durham Region’s vaccination roll-out plan. DATE Effective early March DETAILS Durham College (DC) is proud to partner with Ontario...

      WHAT The Campus Ice Centre has been announced as the Oshawa COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic location for Durham Region’s vaccination roll-out plan. DATE Effective early March DETAILS Durham College (DC) is proud to partner with Ontario Tech University, the Regional Municipality of Durham and Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) to support our community in its fight against COVID-19. As part of its COVID-19 vaccination roll-out plan, Durham Region and DRPH have selected the Campus Ice Centre (CIC) at DC and Ontario Tech as the region’s Oshawa COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic location. While the clinic is running, one ice pad at the CIC will remain open for student, employee and community recreational use by appointment/rental. More information about the Durham Region vaccination roll-out plan, including additional clinic locations, operations, appointments and priority groups, can be found on the Durham Region Public Health website. For more information about DC’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/coronavirus.

      WHAT New COVID-19 case reported at the Whitby campus and associated with a previous case results in outbreak. DATE Saturday, February 20 DETAILS We have been advised that an additional COVID-19 case has been reported...

      WHAT New COVID-19 case reported at the Whitby campus and associated with a previous case results in outbreak. DATE Saturday, February 20 DETAILS We have been advised that an additional COVID-19 case has been reported at Durham College's (DC) Whitby campus and is associated with the case reported on February 18.
      • The individual was last on campus in the Electrical shop on Friday, February 12. As this case is related to a previously communicated case, the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD) has declared an outbreak in the affected area.
      • An outbreak is defined by the DRHD as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and/or employees (or other visitors) where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection on campus.
      • DRHD has confirmed the space is safe for use.
      • Given DC’s strict health and safety protocols, the risk associated with this case is isolated to a very small group of students, all of which have been contacted by the DRHD and are isolating at home.
      • DRHD has determined there is a low risk to our campus community.
      WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • DC is working closely with DRHD to ensure all necessary health and safety measures are in place to protect the entire campus community, including daily reporting and a coordinated space audit to mitigate future transmission.
      • Daily pandemic cleaning protocols with increased cleaning of the campus and disinfecting high touch surfaces, have been implemented at the college through specific direction from DRHD.
      • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
      WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
      • Please do not come to campus if you're feeling unwell.
      • If you are feeling unwell, or aren't sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, complete the online assessment form at covidswab.lh.ca and visit durham.ca/novelcoronavirus for more information about COVID-19.
      • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC's risk management/health and safety office.
      If you must come to campus:
      • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
      • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask while on campus at all times.
      • Masks 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.
      • Follow all of DC's preventative safety measures.
      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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS  

      WHAT One new COVID-19 case reported at the Whitby campus. DATE Thursday, February 18 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last at...

      WHAT One new COVID-19 case reported at the Whitby campus. DATE Thursday, February 18 DETAILS
      • We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • The individual was last at the Whitby campus in the main building on Friday, February 12.
      • Those members of our campus community who are at risk have been contacted by the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
      • This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
      WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting have been implemented as appropriate.
      • If you have not been contacted, classes and activities continue as scheduled.
      • Individuals who are at risk of COVID-19 transmission through this case have been contacted by DRHD, are being monitored and are isolating at home.
      WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
      • Do not come to campus if you're feeling unwell or have had exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • If you are feeling unwell, or aren't sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, complete the online assessment form at covidswab.lh.ca and visit durham.ca/novelcoronavirus for more information about COVID-19.
      • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC's risk management/health and safety office.
      If you must come to campus:
      • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
      • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask while on campus at all times.
      • Masks 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.
      • Follow all of DC's preventative safety measures.
      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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

      WHAT Durham Region moves into red-zone – DC operations continue as scheduled DATE Tuesday, February 16 DETAILS As the Ontario government announced, Durham Region moves into the Red – Control zone as of Tuesday, February...

      WHAT Durham Region moves into red-zone – DC operations continue as scheduled DATE Tuesday, February 16 DETAILS As the Ontario government announced, Durham Region moves into the Red – Control zone as of Tuesday, February 16. Durham College (DC) classes and services continue as scheduled and the below facilities are set to reopen.
      • The Campus Store at both campuses will be open with limited hours beginning Wednesday, February 17. Please refer to the campus operations chart for hours.
      • The Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, including the FLEX, gyms and indoor track, will reopen for pre-scheduled visits as of Thursday, February 18.
      • The Campus Fieldhouse and Campus Ice Centre reopen today for facility rentals.
      For an up-to-date list of what is open on campus or operating virtually, please visit our COVID-19 winter semester page. As we continue to navigate red-zone restrictions and allowances, please note that this list might change accordingly. WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If you are coming to campus:
      • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
      • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask while on campus at all times.
      • Masks 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.
      • Follow all of DC's preventative safety measures.
      If you are feeling unwell:
      • Please do not come to campus if you're feeling unwell.
      • If you are feeling unwell, or aren't sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, complete the online assessment form at lh.ca and visit durham.ca/novelcoronavirus for more information about COVID-19.
      • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC's risk management/health and safety office.
      The health and safety of our students and employees is of utmost importance. 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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

      Please be advised that due to IT infrastructure upgrades taking place between Friday, February 12 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 14 at 11 p.m. the mandatory online COVID-19 pre-screening questionnaire, which everyone is required...

      Please be advised that due to IT infrastructure upgrades taking place between Friday, February 12 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 14 at 11 p.m. the mandatory online COVID-19 pre-screening questionnaire, which everyone is required to complete before coming to campus, will be unavailable during that time. To ensure the health and safety of our campus community over the weekend, anyone coming to campus will be required to complete a hard copy questionnaire provided by security personnel at designated entry points. We request that you bring your own pen if possible. As a reminder, before coming to campus:
      • Stay home if you are feeling unwell.
      • Wear a mask before entering and at all times while on campus.
      • Wash your hands frequently and maintain a minimum distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from other individuals.
      • Only remove your mask to eat in designated eating areas and put it back on once eating is complete. Eating is not permitted outside of these spaces.
      It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the health and well-being of our classmates and colleagues.  Please be sure to follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures while on campus.

      WHAT One new COVID-19 case reported at the Oshawa campus. DATE Tuesday, February 9 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the Durham College (DC) community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was...

      WHAT One new COVID-19 case reported at the Oshawa campus. DATE Tuesday, February 9 DETAILS
      • We have been advised that a member of the Durham College (DC) community has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • The individual was last at the Oshawa campus in the A-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Tuesday, January 26.
      • This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
      • Durham Region Health Department (DRHD) has determined there is no risk to our campus community.
      WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • Risk mitigation measures, such as extensive disinfecting have been implemented as appropriate.
      • Classes and activities continue as scheduled.
      WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
      • Please do not come to campus if you're feeling unwell.
      • If you are feeling unwell, or aren't sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, complete the online assessment form at covidswab.lh.ca and visit durham.ca/novelcoronavirus for more information about COVID-19.
      • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC's risk management/health and safety office.
      If you must come to campus:
      • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
      • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask while on campus at all times.
      • Masks 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.
      • Follow all of DC's preventative safety measures.
      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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

      WHAT Durham College to deliver spring/summer semester in remote/hybrid format. WHEN As of February 3, 2021 DETAILS In a few short months, Durham College’s (DC) spring/summer semester will begin. Current efforts at DC and across...

      WHAT Durham College to deliver spring/summer semester in remote/hybrid format. WHEN As of February 3, 2021 DETAILS In a few short months, Durham College’s (DC) spring/summer semester will begin. Current efforts at DC and across the province have slowed the rising rates of positive COVID-19 cases. As we continue to follow public health advice and recommendations, DC will be delivering the spring/summer semester in our current remote learning and hybrid format. Important spring/summer semester details
      • A chart outlining programs, semesters and mode of delivery is available on our program delivery page.
      • The spring/summer semester will begin Monday, May 3 and end Friday, August 13. Learn more about the term's important academic dates.
      • Work-integrated learning opportunities may continue for programs through remote, in-person or blended formats. Examples of these opportunities include co-op, field placement, practicum, clinical placement and preceptorship, and will be outlined on the program delivery page.
      • Program delivery may change based on provincial government restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Students affected by program delivery changes will be contacted directly by their school office via email with information as soon as it becomes available.
      • Students with questions related to their programs should contact their school office. Visit the academic schools page for contact details.
      With nearly a year of blended remote and hybrid learning behind us, we’re confident that our students and employees will continue to work and learn seamlessly in this adapted environment as we make the health and safety of our community a priority. Those coming to campus are reminded to follow the below guidelines:
      • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
      • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask while on campus at all times.
      • Masks may only be removed in designated eating areas while eating and must be put back on once eating is complete.
      • Eating is only permitted in designated spaces. For details, please refer to “Food Services” in our Campus Operations
      • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.
      As a reminder, please continue to regularly visit our COVID-19 webpage for updates, resources and answers to frequently asked questions.

      WHAT One new COVID-19 case reported at Oshawa campus. DATE Monday, February 1 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last at...

      WHAT One new COVID-19 case reported at Oshawa campus. DATE Monday, February 1 DETAILS
      • We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • The individual was last at the Oshawa campus in the A-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Thursday, January 28.
      • This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
      • Members of our campus community who may be at risk have been contacted by Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
      • DRHD has determined there is a low risk to our campus community. 
      WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • Risk mitigation measures,such as extensive disinfecting have been implemented as appropriate.
      • If you have not been contacted, classes and activities continue as scheduled.
      • Any individuals who may be at risk of COVID-19 transmission have been contacted by DRHD who will provide specific direction.
      WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
      • Please do not come to campus if you're feeling unwell.
      • If you are feeling unwell, or aren't sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, complete the online assessment form at lh.caand visit durham.ca/novelcoronavirus for more information about COVID-19.
      • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC's risk management/health and safety office.
      If you must come to campus:
      • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
      • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a maskwhile on campus at all times.
      • Masks 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.
      • Follow all of DC's preventative safety measures.
      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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

      WHAT COVID-19 and illness reporting procedures for students and employees WHEN Thursday, January 28 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The health and safety of our campus community is our priority and we are committed to...

      WHAT COVID-19 and illness reporting procedures for students and employees WHEN Thursday, January 28 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The health and safety of our campus community is our priority and we are committed to helping provide a safe learning and work environment for all who must be on campus at this time. In order to do so, students and employees are reminded of Durham College’s (DC) process for reporting illnesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are scheduled to come to campus and are ill or feeling unwell, you are required to stay home and follow the guidelines listed in DC’s reporting infographic information.
      • Students are required to report their illnesses to the risk manager at susan.smikle@durhamcollege.ca or their academic school office who will then notify the risk manager.
      • Employees are required to report their illnesses to the health and safety officer at 905.926.2401 or maureen.calhoun@durhamcollege.ca.
      Image for infographic-button. As an additional reminder, students and employees are asked to stay home if:
      • You have developed a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat or other symptoms that may be related to COVID-19 as per Public Health.
      • You have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.
      • You have been exposed to someone who is, or may be, infected with the COVID-19 virus.
      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. The health and well-being of our campus community involves us all.  We thank you for your continued cooperation.

      DATE Tuesday, January 26 DETAILS We have been advised that two additional COVID-19 cases have been reported at DC’s Oshawa campus associated with the Gordon Willey building. The first individual was last on campus in...

      DATE Tuesday, January 26 DETAILS We have been advised that two additional COVID-19 cases have been reported at DC’s Oshawa campus associated with the Gordon Willey building.
      • The first individual was last on campus in the A-Wing on Wednesday, January 13. This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
      • The second individual was last on campus in the H-Wing on Wednesday, January 20. This case is related to a previously communicated case and therefore, the Durham Region Health Department (DRHD) has declared an outbreak in the affected area.
      • An outbreak is defined by the DRHD as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and/or employees (or other visitors) where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection on campus.
      • Extensive disinfecting has taken place in the H-wing and DRHD has confirmed the space is safe for use.
      • At this time, all members of our campus community who may be at risk through this exposure have been contacted by the DRHD and are isolating at home.
      • DRHD has determined there is a low risk to our campus community.
      WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • DC is working closely with DRHD to ensure all necessary health and safety measures are in place to protect the entire campus community, including daily reporting and a coordinated space audit to mitigate future transmission.
      • Daily pandemic cleaning protocols with increased cleaning of the campus and disinfecting high touch surfaces, have been implemented at the college through specific direction from DRHD.
      • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
      WHAT YOU NEED TO DO If feeling unwell:
      • Please do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell.
      • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, complete the online assessment form at covidswab.lh.ca and visit durham.ca/novelcoronavirus for more information about COVID-19.
      • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s risk management/health and safety office.
      If you must come to campus:
      • Prior to arriving on campus, complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
      • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask while on campus at all times.
      • Masks 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.
      • Follow all of DC’s preventative safety measures.
      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. 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. IMPORTANT LINKS

      DATE Friday, January 22 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last at the Oshawa campus in the H-Wing of the Gordon...

      DATE Friday, January 22 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • The individual was last at the Oshawa campus in the H-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Monday, January 18.
      • Members of our campus community who may be at risk has been contacted by Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
      • DRHD has determined there is a low risk to our campus community.
      • This case is unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
      WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • Risk mitigation measures, including our daily pandemic cleaning protocols with increased cleaning of the campus and disinfecting high touch surfaces, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRHD.
      • DRHD will provide specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
      • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
      WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
      • Please do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell.
      • Continue following DC’s preventative safety measures when coming to campus
      • Complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to arriving on campus.
      • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s risk management/health and safety office.
      • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, complete the online assessment form at covidswab.lh.ca and visit durham.ca/novelcoronavirus for more information about COVID-19.
      IMPORTANT LINKS

      One new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. DATE Thursday, January 21 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for COVID-19....

      One new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. DATE Thursday, January 21 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • The individual was last at the Oshawa campus in the A-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Thursday, January 14.
      • Any member of our campus community who may be at risk has been contacted by Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
      • DRHD has determined there is a low risk to our campus community.
      WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • Risk mitigation measures, including our daily pandemic cleaning protocols with increased cleaning of the campus and disinfecting high touch surfaces, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRHD.
      • DRHD will provide specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
      • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
      WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IMPORTANT LINKS  

      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...

      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.

      ​WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus. DATE Monday, January 18 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for...

      WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus. DATE Monday, January 18 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • The individual was last at the Whitby campus in the main building on Wednesday, January 13.
      • Any member of our campus community who may be at risk has been contacted by Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
      • DRHD has determined there is a low risk to our campus community.
      WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • Risk mitigation measures, including our daily pandemic cleaning protocols with increased cleaning of the campus and disinfecting high touch surfaces, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRHD.
      • DRHD will provide specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
      • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
      WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IMPORTANT LINKS    

      ​WHAT A COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. DATE Friday, January 15 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for COVID-19....

      WHAT A COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. DATE Friday, January 15 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • The individual was last at the Oshawa campus in the A wing of the Gordon Willey building, on Monday, January 11.
      • Any member of our campus community who may be at risk has been contacted by Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
      • DRHD has determined there is a low risk to our campus community.
      WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • Risk mitigation measures, including our daily pandemic cleaning protocols with increased cleaning of the campus and disinfecting high touch surfaces, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRHD.
      • DRHD will provide specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
      • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
      WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
      • Please do not come to campus if you're feeling unwell.
      • Continue following DC's preventative safety measures when coming to campus
      • Complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to arriving on campus.
      • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC's risk management/health and safety office.
      • If you are feeling unwell, or aren't sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, contact DRHD as well as:
      IMPORTANT LINKS

      Dear students and employees, Yesterday we confirmed that the Ontario government’s stay-at-home order does not impact on-campus learning and service activities at Durham College (DC), as post-secondary institutions are considered an essential service. Students scheduled to take part in...

      Dear students and employees, Yesterday we confirmed that the Ontario government’s stay-at-home order does not impact on-campus learning and service activities at Durham College (DC), as post-secondary institutions are considered an essential service. Students scheduled to take part in on-campus learning activities and employees who have been identified by their supervisors as essential are permitted to come to campus. All others are required to work and learn remotely. Those who have permission to be on campus must complete the mandatory one-minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire before arriving. Approval received from this daily screening tool can be used as proof if students or employees are questioned regarding their travel to campus. It’s important to note that the college has seen zero transmission of on-campus COVID-19 cases at both the Oshawa and Whitby campuses. This is a result of everyone doing their part in adhering to the COVID-19 health and safety protocols that have been put in place at DC, including increased cleaning and sanitization and stringent preventative safety measures. If you feel unwell, have travelled recently, have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or are awaiting a COVID-19 test, please do not come to campus. We continue to provide COVID-19 updates to the campus community through email, the DC Mobile app, and the COVID-19 webpage. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered on our COVID-19 webpage, please email dccares@durhamcollege.ca. Stay safe and stay well. Don Lovisa

      Dear students and colleagues, Earlier today, the Ontario government announced new province-wide restrictions, which will go into effect on Thursday, January 14, to help curb the rising rate of COVID-19 infections. The new restrictions include a stay-at-home...

      Dear students and colleagues, Earlier today, the Ontario government announced new province-wide restrictions, which will go into effect on Thursday, January 14, to help curb the rising rate of COVID-19 infections. The new restrictions include a stay-at-home order for all non-essential purposes which does not impact Durham College’s (DC) current operation. Classes and services continue as scheduled. We understand that today’s announced additional measures may pose challenges for many students and employees, including those with elementary school-aged children. As you balance school, work and parental responsibilities over the next few weeks, please know that there are support services available to help. In addition, the below external resources for students and employees with young children, compiled by DC’s Centre for Academic and Faculty Enrichment, provide excellent information about supporting children during COVID-19 and online learning: It’s essential that we all do our part to keep our campus community healthy and safe by following the stringent protocols DC has in place. Students and employees are reminded to do their part when it comes to following public health guidelines. Those who do not need to be on campus are required to stay home. Do not come to campus if you feel unwell, have travelled recently, or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or are awaiting a COVID-19 test. Thank you for your continued efforts. Stay well, Don Lovisa IMPORTANT LINKS

      WHAT A COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus. DATE Tuesday, January 12 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for COVID-19....

      WHAT A COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus. DATE Tuesday, January 12 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community has tested positive for COVID-19.
      • The individual was last at the Whitby campus in the main building, on Wednesday, January 6.
      • Any member of our campus community who may be at risk has been contacted by Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
      • DRHD has determined there is a low risk to our campus community.
      WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • Risk mitigation measures, including our daily pandemic cleaning protocols with increased cleaning of the campus and disinfecting high touch surfaces, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRHD.
      • DRHD will provide specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
      • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
      WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
      • Please do not come to campus if you’re feeling unwell.
      • Continue following DC’s preventative safety measures when coming to campus
      • Complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to arriving on campus.
      • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC’s risk management/health and safety office.
      • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, contact DRHD as well as:
      IMPORTANT LINKS

      ​As Ontario’s COVID-19 public health measures continue to evolve, including the extension of online learning for elementary school children, many of our employees, particularly those with young children, may experience challenges juggling both their job...

      ​As Ontario's COVID-19 public health measures continue to evolve, including the extension of online learning for elementary school children, many of our employees, particularly those with young children, may experience challenges juggling both their job and parental responsibilities over the next few weeks. To help support parents during this time, we've compiled a number of helpful resources for families whose children may be at home or participating in online learning.
      • Parenting During COVID-19 webinar, February 1 from 2 to 3 p.m. – This session will address anxieties surrounding online learning and provide techniques for establishing a work-life balance in your home. Please register online through the training registration calendar (you will need to be connected to the VPN to access this page).
      • Internal resources for parents – this ICE page includes a variety of helpful resources, including a recorded webinar from fall 2020 on parenting during COVID-19, as well as a variety of other websites and information sheets.
      • External resources for parents – the links below, complied by the Centre for Academic and Faculty Enrichment, provide excellent information about supporting your children during COVID-19 and online learning:
      • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) – In addition to supporting your children with distance learning, it's important to ensure that you are taking care of yourself. Full-time employees can access the EFAP confidential supports through the following:
      • Additional EFAP resources – Morneau-Shepell has also published several articles that are focused on helping parents find balance and practice self-care while working from home:
      • PD and Wellness sessions – Human Resources is planning a variety of professional development and wellness sessions for employees, including Overcoming Burnout, Working Remotely, Practicing Mindfulness and several mental health workshops presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. The new PD and Wellness plan will be released later this month.
      We continue to do our best to accommodate employees experiencing conflicts between their work and home life requirements and encourage transparent communication between employees and their supervisors to find flexible solutions over the next few weeks. We hope these resources will also help employees create a manageable work-life balance as we continue to navigate the ongoing public health restrictions.

      The winter semester is set to begin, and we are ready to support you through your educational journey. Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges and we are starting the year under provincial shutdown...

      The winter semester is set to begin, and we are ready to support you through your educational journey. Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges and we are starting the year under provincial shutdown restrictions, we have proven that together we can persevere. DC is committed to transparent communication, a culture of respect, be it on campus or virtually, and providing you with a high-quality academic experience through our blended-learning approach and virtual support services. Whether you are a returning student, or joining us for the first time, I want to assure you that we are well-prepared to serve you virtually. While the province remains in shutdown until January 23, our school offices and some support services will be open for pre-scheduled in-person appointments with modified hours. A full list of services is available here. In order to keep our campus community healthy and safe, we will see fewer people on campus this semester, especially while Durham Region remains in a shutdown situation. To ensure a smooth transition into the winter semester, we have listed some important information and links for you below. Who can come to campus? At this time, limited and controlled access to campus is available only to students and essential employees who have a scheduled on-campus activity, such as a class, lab or in-person appointment. What's open on campus? For a full list of what is open on campus or operating virtually, please visit our Winter Semester tab on the COVID-19 webpage. How to access campus? Those who must come to campus can access our Oshawa and Whitby buildings at one of the entry points listed in our coming to campus tab, under accessing campus on the COVID-19 website. Security personnel will manage capacity at key locations to ensure health and safety guidelines are followed. Please note: on-campus parking gates will be open and parking is free for the semester. What do I need to know before coming to campus? Anyone coming to campus for a scheduled on-campus activity, like a class or lab, or for those with an in-person appointment with one of our student services or school offices – please follow the guidelines listed here before coming to campus. Below are some important links for you to access Best of luck this semester. Stay safe, stay well! Don Lovisa

      WHAT Today the provincial government announced a province-wide shutdown beginning Saturday, December 26 at 12:01 a.m., in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. WHEN Announced Monday, December 21 to take affect Saturday, December...

      WHAT Today the provincial government announced a province-wide shutdown beginning Saturday, December 26 at 12:01 a.m., in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. WHEN Announced Monday, December 21 to take affect Saturday, December 26. IMPLICATIONS
      • With Durham Region in shutdown until Saturday, January 23, 2021, Durham College (DC) will see some changes affecting our in-person services and academic program delivery.
      • Following provincial guidelines, approved in-person learning activities at DC's campuses will transition to meet the additional restrictions as required.
      • Students in programs affected by the new restrictions will be contacted directly by their school office as soon as possible.
      • Remote classes continue as scheduled beginning Wednesday, January 6.
      • Employees deemed essential to campus operations and supporting students are permitted to be on campus. Those employees will be contacted directly by their supervisor.
      • Any person permitted to come to campus must continue to follow DC’s safety protocols.
      • The campus is closed for all other regular activities and is prepared to serve students remotely. For a full list of campus services and hours, please visit our COVID-19 campus operations page.
      • Residences remain open.
      • Food Services at Oshawa and Whitby campuses are closed; South Village Dining Hall remains open for students who live in residence.
      As a college system, we are working together to determine how we can continue to serve students’ educational needs under these new restrictions. As more information becomes available, we will be sure to communicate with you. As always, maintaining health and safety, while ensuring the highest quality educational experience remains our strict priority. As we have seen in the fall semester, the protocols DC has in place are working. We will continue to follow the direction of our government and public health authorities. Once again, together we will get through this. IMPORTANT LINKS

      WHAT Two new COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. DATE Friday, December 18   DETAILS One individual was last at the Oshawa campus in the A-Wing, on Tuesday, December...

      WHAT Two new COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. DATE Friday, December 18   DETAILS
      • One individual was last at the Oshawa campus in the A-Wing, on Tuesday, December 8.
      • A second individual was at the CFCE, Oshawa campus on Friday, December 11.
      • Both cases are unrelated to any other case that has been reported on campus.
      • Any member of our campus community who may be at risk has been contacted by Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
        WHAT IS BEING DONE
      • Risk mitigation measures, including our daily pandemic cleaning protocols with increased cleaning of the campus and disinfecting high touch surfaces, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRHD.
      • DRHD will provide specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
      • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
        WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
            IMPORTANT LINKS  

              As we see in the news, COVID-19 numbers continue to rise throughout the province including right here in the Durham Region. With that comes possible changes to each region’s provincial government colour-coded zoning. While our...

              As we see in the news, COVID-19 numbers continue to rise throughout the province including right here in the Durham Region. With that comes possible changes to each region's provincial government colour-coded zoning. While our region remains in the red zone, we continue to monitor the provincial guidelines and follow public health directives.   In anticipation of possible changes to the Durham Region's ranking, moving us to a grey zone, Durham College is prepared to pivot once again. We are developing contingency plans for those programs and services that have in-person delivery and support.  While we don't know what potential limitations could look like if we move to the grey zone, we are considering various aspects of impacted programs. Rest assured, maintaining our students' and employees' safety while continuing to deliver a high-quality academic experience is at the forefront of our decisions.  We will communicate via email and the COVID-19 website should there be changes to the winter semester. Your continued patience and cooperation is appreciated as we continue to work together through these uncertain times. We wish everyone a wonderful, healthy break.

              WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus. DATE Tuesday, December 15 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community have tested positive for...

              WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus. DATE Tuesday, December 15 DETAILS We have been advised that a member of the DC community have tested positive for COVID-19.
              • The individual was last at the Whitby Campus in the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food (CFF), on Tuesday, December 8.
              • This case is unrelated to any other cases that have been reported on campus.
              • Durham Region Health Department (DRHD) has determined a low risk to our campus community.
              • Any member of our campus community who may be at risk has been contacted by Durham Region Health Department (DRHD).
              WHAT IS BEING DONE
              • Risk mitigation measures, including our daily pandemic cleaning protocols with increased cleaning of the campus and disinfecting high touch surfaces, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRHD.
              • DRHD will provide specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
              • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
              WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IMPORTANT LINKS

              Given the continued diversity of work arrangements for winter 2021 (remote, on-campus, or a mix thereof), parking for Durham College employees and students will be offered free of charge. This means: The Parking Services offices...

              Given the continued diversity of work arrangements for winter 2021 (remote, on-campus, or a mix thereof), parking for Durham College employees and students will be offered free of charge. This means:
              • The Parking Services offices will remain closed until further notice.
              • Parking Services will not sell permits or charge daily parking rates during the winter term.
              • All parking gates will remain open.
              • Spaces in all parking lots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
                • Should your desired lot fill up, please use the next available lot.
                • Should the Whitby main campus lot fill up, please proceed to the free off-site lot, located at Landmark Cinemas, 75 Consumer's Drive. A complimentary parking shuttle has been arranged, beginning on Monday, January 4, which will run Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., at roughly 15-minute intervals.
              • Illegal parking in fire routes and accessible parking stalls will be enforced.
              • Employee parking permits will not automatically renew. Your preferred parking lots will be saved in the Parking Services database and reinstated once automatic renewal resumes.
                For more information, please visit the Parking Services registration website.

                WHAT Three new, unrelated COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. DATE Thursday, December 10 DETAILS We have been advised that three members of the DC community have tested positive...

                WHAT Three new, unrelated COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. DATE Thursday, December 10 DETAILS We have been advised that three members of the DC community have tested positive for COVID-19.
                • The first individual was last on campus in the F-Wing of the Gordon Wiley building on Wednesday, December 2.
                • The second individual was last on campus in the H-Wing of the Gordon Wiley building on Sunday, December 6.
                • The third individual was last on campus in the CFCE on Thursday, December 3.
                • All of these cases are unrelated to any other cases on campus.
                • Any member of our campus community who may be at risk has been contacted by Durham Region Health Department (DRHD). Otherwise, they have determined a low risk to our campus community.
                WHAT IS BEING DONE
                • Risk mitigation measures, including our daily pandemic cleaning protocols with increased cleaning of the campus and disinfecting high touch surfaces, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRHD.
                • DRHD will provide specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
                • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
                WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
                • Please do not come to campus if you're feeling unwell.
                • Continue following DC's preventative safety measureswhen coming to campus.
                • Complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaireprior to arriving on campus.
                • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC's risk management/health and safety office.
                • If you are feeling unwell, or aren't sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, contact DRHD as well as:
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                ​WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. WHEN Friday, December 4 DETAILS The individual was last at the Oshawa Campus in the SW wing, on Thursday, November...

                WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. WHEN Friday, December 4 DETAILS
                • The individual was last at the Oshawa Campus in the SW wing, on Thursday, November 26.
                • This case is unrelated to any other cases that have been reported on campus.
                • Durham Region Health Department (DRHD) has determined a low risk to our campus community.
                WHAT IS BEING DONE
                • Risk mitigation measures, including appropriate cleaning protocol, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRHD.
                • DRHD will provide specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
                • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
                WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
                • Please do not come to campus if you're feeling unwell.
                • Continue following DC's preventative safety measures when coming to campus.
                • Complete the mandatory one-minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to arriving on campus.
                • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC's risk management/health and safety office.
                • 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:
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. WHEN Thursday, December 3 DETAILS The individual was last at the Oshawa Campus, Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) on Friday,...

                WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. WHEN Thursday, December 3 DETAILS
                • The individual was last at the Oshawa Campus, Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) on Friday, November 27.
                • This case is unrelated to any other cases that have been reported on campus.
                • Durham Region Health Department (DRHD) has determined a low risk to our campus community.
                WHAT IS BEING DONE
                • Risk mitigation measures, including appropriate cleaning protocol, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRHD.
                • DRHD will provide specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
                • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
                 
                WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
                • Please do not come to campus if you're feeling unwell.
                • Continue following DC's preventative safety measures when coming to campus.
                • Complete the mandatory one-minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to arriving on campus.
                • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC's risk management/health and safety office.
                • 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:
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT Three new, unrelated COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. WHEN Tuesday, December 1 DETAILS We have been advised that three members of the DC community have tested positive...

                WHAT Three new, unrelated COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. WHEN Tuesday, December 1 DETAILS We have been advised that three members of the DC community have tested positive for COVID-19.
                • The first individual was last on campus in the A-Wing of the Gordon Wiley building on Wednesday, November 18. The second individual was last on campus on Tuesday, November 24 also in the A-wing – however, these two cases have been determined to be unrelated to one another.
                • The third individual was last on campus in the Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) on Monday, November 30.
                • Durham Region Health Department (DRHD) has determined a low risk to our campus community with these three cases.
                WHAT IS BEING DONE
                • Risk mitigation measures, including appropriate cleaning protocol, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRHD.
                • DRHD will provide specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
                • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
                WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. WHEN Thursday, November 26 DETAILS A member of the DC community was last at the Oshawa Campus, Centre for Collaborative...

                WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. WHEN Thursday, November 26 DETAILS
                • A member of the DC community was last at the Oshawa Campus, Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) on Sunday, November 22.
                • This case is unrelated to any other cases that have been reported on campus.
                • Durham Region Health Department (DRHD) has determined a low risk to our campus community.
                WHAT IS BEING DONE
                • Risk mitigation measures, including appropriate cleaning protocol, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRHD.
                • DRHD will provide specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
                • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
                WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IMPORTANT LINKS

                ​WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. WHEN Tuesday, November 24 DETAILS A member of the DC community was last at the Oshawa Campus, Centre for Collaborative...

                WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus. WHEN Tuesday, November 24 DETAILS
                • A member of the DC community was last at the Oshawa Campus, Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) on Friday, November 13.
                • Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) has determined a low risk to our campus community.
                WHAT IS BEING DONE
                • Risk mitigation measures, including appropriate cleaning protocol, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRPH.
                • DRPH will provide specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
                • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
                WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
                • If you are contacted by DRPH, you are required to follow their direction.
                • Continue following DC's preventative safety measures when coming to campus.
                • Complete the mandatory one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to arriving on campus.
                • If you have received a COVID-19 test, you are required to remain at home until you are cleared by DC's risk management/health and safety office.
                • 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:
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT Today Durham Region enters the Red-Control zone which has impacted some on-campus services. In-person classes are not affected. WHEN Monday, November 23 DETAILS On Friday, November 20, Premier Doug Ford announced that as part...

                WHAT Today Durham Region enters the Red-Control zone which has impacted some on-campus services. In-person classes are not affected. WHEN Monday, November 23 DETAILS On Friday, November 20, Premier Doug Ford announced that as part of several province-wide COVID-19 restrictions, Durham Region will enter the Red-Control zone as of Monday, November 23 to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. This change will impact access to some on-campus services and facilities – however, all currently scheduled in-person classes and labs will not be affected. Impacted services:
                • Closed:
                  • 2200 North (restaurant at Campus Ice Centre)
                • Gathering limits for:
                  • Athletic facilities– a maximum of 10 people per room indoors, or 25 people outdoors, at:
                    • Campus Ice Centre (excluding 2200 North)
                    • Campus Fieldhouse
                    • Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, including The FLEX (area with weights or exercise equipment) and indoor track.
                  • Food services – seating restrictions may take place within indoor dining areas based on Provincial recommendation. For an updated list of campus operations and restrictions, please check the Campus Operations chart.
                  • Bistro ’67 – maximum 10 people seated indoors with no more than four people per table. Please visit bistro67.ca for more dining restrictions and details.
                Note: If Durham Region Public Health posts additional restrictions, this list will be updated accordingly. WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus. WHEN Friday, November 20 DETAILS An individual associated with the DC community was last at the main building of the...

                WHAT A new COVID-19 case has been reported at the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus. WHEN Friday, November 20 DETAILS
                • An individual associated with the DC community was last at the main building of the Whitby campus on Monday, November 16.
                • Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) has determined a low risk to our campus community.
                WHAT IS BEING DONE
                • Risk mitigation measures, including appropriate cleaning protocol, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRPH.
                • DRHD has provided specific direction to any individuals who may be at risk.
                • If you have not been contacted, your campus classes and activities continue as scheduled.
                WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT Two new, unrelated positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Durham College (DC) – one at the Oshawa campus as well as a student studying off-campus. The risk to our campus community remains...

                WHAT Two new, unrelated positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Durham College (DC) – one at the Oshawa campus as well as a student studying off-campus. The risk to our campus community remains low. WHEN Tuesday, November 17 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that two additional DC students have tested positive for COVID-19. These two cases are unrelated to one another, with one student studying out of the Oshawa campus and the other studying remotely. DETAILS
                • Oshawa student – last on campus in the G-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Thursday, November 12.
                • The second student is studying remotely and has not been to campus this semester.
                • Durham Region Public Health has determined a low risk to our campus community.
                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.
                • Our students are currently isolating at home and being accommodated academically. We wish them a safe and speedy recovery.
                WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IMPORTANT LINKS

                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,...

                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.
                WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT A new positive case of COVID-19 at the Oshawa campus has been reported today. This case is unrelated to all other cases that have been reported this week. WHEN Friday, November 13 IMPLICATIONS We...

                WHAT A new positive case of COVID-19 at the Oshawa campus has been reported today. This case is unrelated to all other cases that have been reported this week. WHEN Friday, November 13 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a DC student, who was last at the Oshawa campus in the SW Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Sunday, November 8 has tested positive for COVID-19. This case is unrelated to all other on-campus cases we have reported on.
                • Risk mitigation measures have been implemented based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.
                • 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.
                • If you are contacted by DRPH, you are required to follow their direction.
                • At this time, classes and activities will continue as scheduled and the only action required of you is to continue following DC’s protocol outlined below.
                • Our student is currently isolating at home and being accommodated academically. 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 questionnaireprior 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 documentfor 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.
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT A new positive case of COVID-19 associated with the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus been reported this morning. WHEN Thursday, November 12 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a DC student, who was last...

                WHAT A new positive case of COVID-19 associated with the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus been reported this morning. WHEN Thursday, November 12 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a DC student, who was last at the FLEX fitness facility in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre on Monday, November 2 has tested positive for COVID-19. This case is unrelated to any other case we have reported on.
                • The FLEX remains open for those who have booked time slots for facility use.
                • Risk mitigation and appropriate cleaning measures have been implemented based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) to ensure the health and safety of our campus community.
                • 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.
                • If you are contacted by DRPH, you are required to follow their direction.
                • Our student is currently isolating at home and being accommodated academically. 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.
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT A new positive case of COVID-19 associated with the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus been reported. WHEN Wednesday, November 11 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a DC student, who was last at the...

                WHAT A new positive case of COVID-19 associated with the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus been reported. WHEN Wednesday, November 11 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a DC student, who was last at the Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) on Monday, November 2 has tested positive for COVID-19. This case is unrelated to any other case we have reported on.
                • Risk mitigation measures have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.
                • 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.
                • If you are contacted by DRPH, you are required to follow their direction.
                • At this time, your classes and activities will continue as scheduled and the only action required of you is to continue following DC's protocol outlined below.
                • Our student is currently isolating at home and being accommodated academically. 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.
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT Two new unrelated positive cases of COVID-19 associated with the Durham College (DC) Whitby and Oshawa campuses have been reported. WHEN Tuesday, November 10 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that two DC students have...

                WHAT Two new unrelated positive cases of COVID-19 associated with the Durham College (DC) Whitby and Oshawa campuses have been reported. WHEN Tuesday, November 10 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.
                • The Whitby student was last on campus on Wednesday, November 4 and visited an exterior lab.
                • The Oshawa student was last on campus on Tuesday, November 3 and visited the G-Wing in the Gordon Willey building.
                • Risk mitigation measures have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) to ensure the health and safety of the entire campus community.
                • DRPH officials are in the process of completing necessary contact tracing and will directly contact any student or employee who would be determined to be at risk.
                • Unless contacted by DRPH, the only action required of you is to continue following DC’s protocol outlined below.
                • Our students are currently isolating at home and being accommodated academically. 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.
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT Positive case of COVID-19 associated with Durham College (DC) has been reported. The risk to our campus community has been identified as low. WHEN Monday, November 9 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a...

                WHAT Positive case of COVID-19 associated with Durham College (DC) has been reported. The risk to our campus community has been identified as low. WHEN Monday, November 9 IMPLICATIONS 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.
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT Durham College (DC) confirms a new off-campus case of COVID-19 DATE November 4, 2020 IMPLICATIONS The student is studying remotely and has not been on campus this semester. Appropriate risk mitigation measures are taking...

                WHAT Durham College (DC) confirms a new off-campus case of COVID-19 DATE November 4, 2020 IMPLICATIONS
                • The student is studying remotely and has not been on campus this semester.
                • Appropriate risk mitigation measures are taking place at the college based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH).
                • The college continues to support the student academically and wishes them a speedy recovery.
                • Reminder: If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, contact Public Health and contact:
                • All those coming to campus must complete a one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to arriving and should review our preventative safety measures and COVID reporting document.

                WHAT Positive case of COVID-19 confirmed at Whitby campus – no risk to campus community WHEN Monday, November 2 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a student at the Whitby campus has tested positive for...

                WHAT Positive case of COVID-19 confirmed at Whitby campus – no risk to campus community WHEN Monday, November 2 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a student at the Whitby campus has tested positive for COVID-19.
                • Durham Region Public Health has determined that there is no risk to the campus community.
                • The student was last in the main building of the Whitby campus on Saturday, October 24, but was not contagious at that time.
                • Our student is currently isolating at home and being accommodated academically. 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 questionnaireprior 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 documentfor 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.
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT FLEX fitness facility and indoor track to open for scheduled appointments. WHEN Monday, October 26 IMPLICATIONS The Athletics department at Durham College (DC) is welcoming back a controlled number of students and employees to...

                WHAT FLEX fitness facility and indoor track to open for scheduled appointments. WHEN Monday, October 26 IMPLICATIONS The Athletics department at Durham College (DC) is welcoming back a controlled number of students and employees to use the FLEX fitness facility and the indoor track. The facility will now be open for scheduled appointments from Monday to Friday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The below guidelines are to be followed by those using the facility:
                • Before arriving on campus, you are required to complete the mandatory COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Questionnaire on the date of your visit. Please be sure to complete the assessment and keep the confirmation email as you will be required to present it when checking in at the CRWC.
                • One 90-minute time slot is available per person, per day and will only include access to either the FLEX fitness facility or indoor track.
                • Change rooms, showers and lockers are not available. Visitors should come dressed for their workout and bring their own towel and water bottle.
                • Face masks are required at all times except when engaged in a physical activity.
                The health and safety of our campus community is a top priority. Between each time slot, the facility will close for cleaning and all users must exit the building. More information regarding the booking and sign-in process can be found on the CRWC website. As a reminder, please continue to regularly visit our COVID-19 webpage for updates, resources and answers to frequently asked questions.

                WHAT A new positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Durham College’s (DC) Whitby campus WHEN Friday, October 23 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a student studying out of the Whitby campus has...

                WHAT A new positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Durham College’s (DC) Whitby campus WHEN Friday, October 23 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a student studying out of the Whitby campus has tested positive for COVID-19.
                • The student is taking a course through Corporate Training Services and was last on campus Tuesday, October 20, in a classroom not associated with a shop or lab.
                • Deep cleaning and sanitization of affected areas have taken place.
                • Those who shared a classroom with the student have been contacted by the college and may receive further communication from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) for contact tracing, only if they are determined to be high risk.
                • Unless contacted by DRPH, the only action required of you is to continue following DC’s protocol outlined below.
                • Risk mitigation measures have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRPH to ensure the health and safety of the entire campus community.
                • Our student is currently isolating at home. 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 those visiting DC campuses, including employees, students and visitors, must complete a brief (less than one minute) COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to coming to campus.
                • 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 all campus buildings at all times.
                • Sanitize regularly
                • Self-screen upon entry.
                • 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.
                IMPORTANT LINKS  

                WHAT International students who are registered with Durham College (DC) may now travel to Ontario to study with us. WHEN As of October 20 IMPLICATIONS DC is thrilled to be one of the first Ontario...

                WHAT International students who are registered with Durham College (DC) may now travel to Ontario to study with us. WHEN As of October 20 IMPLICATIONS DC is thrilled to be one of the first Ontario colleges approved by the Canadian government to accept international students. This means international students who are not currently in Canada and who have an approved study permit can now travel to DC to start or continue their studies. Designated learning institutions (DLI) across the country are required to have a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by their province that protects the health and safety of all students, employees and their surrounding community. DC is currently one of only four public Ontario colleges to receive this designation – however, new institutions nationwide will be added in the coming weeks. International students who meet the requirements may be able to travel to Canada effective immediately, but are required to quarantine upon arrival for 14 days as per the Government of Canada’s regulations. During quarantine students must follow a number of requirements including staying in quarantine accommodation for at least 14 days, remaining isolated (no visitors) and arranging for necessities to be delivered to them. As we look forward to welcoming our international students, those registered students and applicants not currently in the country have received an email communication from our International Education office providing them with further details. Together, we’re leading the way! More information is available on the International Education website and any questions can be directed to isa@durhamcollege.ca.
                Video icon Keeping in touch through COVID-19October 20, 2020 at 8:09 am

                President Don Lovisa, keeps in touch through a DC COVID-19 update. As we settle in to our new normal, this is our time to work together, to support each other, and to share new approaches...

                President Don Lovisa, keeps in touch through a DC COVID-19 update. As we settle in to our new normal, this is our time to work together, to support each other, and to share new approaches to education and service delivery.

                WHAT All individuals coming to campus are required to complete a new COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening questionnaire prior to accessing Durham College (DC) buildings. WHEN Effective Thursday, October 22 IMPLICATIONS To further ensure the health and...

                WHAT All individuals coming to campus are required to complete a new COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening questionnaire prior to accessing Durham College (DC) buildings. WHEN Effective Thursday, October 22 IMPLICATIONS To further ensure the health and safety of our campus community, effective Thursday, October 22, all those visiting Durham College campuses, including employees, students and visitors, must complete a brief (less than one minute) COVID-19 screening questionnaire. The Government of Ontario has mandated this screening process for all post-secondary institutions in compliance with the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation. Below are the steps to follow:
                1. On the day you plan to come to campus, open the COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Tool and enter your Banner/Student ID and password. External visitors must provide their name and email address.
                2. Answer the three questions and submit the form.
                3. You will receive an automated email confirmation based on your responses with a directive indicating either:
                  • You may go to campus; or
                  • Do not come to campus.
                If you receive permission to come to campus, keep the confirmation email and be prepared to show it to Campus Security personnel prior to entering college buildings. This confirmation is valid until 11:59 p.m. on the date you complete the questionnaire. Additionally, we encourage you to download the Health Canada COVID Alert Exposure-notification app. With the COVID Alert Exposure-notification app, users receive a phone alert if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and can let others know if they’ve tested positive, without sharing any personal information. The app is free, easy to use, private and secure, and another tool to help protect yourself and your community. We encourage you to check our COVID-19 webpage regularly for updates and if you have a question, we encourage you to email dccares@durhamcollege.ca. Our ability to provide a safe on-campus experience depends upon each member of the campus community doing their part for our collective health and safety. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.

                WHAT Two new, unrelated confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 associated with Durham College’s (DC) Oshawa campus have been reported. No risk of campus community exposure. WHEN Friday, October 16 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that two...

                WHAT Two new, unrelated confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 associated with Durham College’s (DC) Oshawa campus have been reported. No risk of campus community exposure. WHEN Friday, October 16 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that two DC students have tested positive for COVID-19. These two cases are unrelated to one another – one student is studying remotely, and the other student was last on campus Thursday, October 8. Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) has determined that due to the period of time the student was contagious while on campus, there is no risk to the campus community. While our students are currently isolating, they are being accommodated academically. We wish them both a safe and speedy recovery. Please be reminded of the college’s preventative safety measures when coming to campus and on campus.
                • 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 documentfor steps to take when reporting illness.
                • Wear a mask or face covering when inside all campus buildings at all times.
                • Sanitize regularly
                • Self-screen upon entry.
                • 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.
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT Durham College varsity athletics for the 2021 winter semester have been cancelled. WHEN October 15, 2020 IMPLICATIONS As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health guidelines, the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association...

                WHAT Durham College varsity athletics for the 2021 winter semester have been cancelled. WHEN October 15, 2020 IMPLICATIONS As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health guidelines, the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) has made the decision to cancel its sanctioned varsity athletic season for the 2021 winter semester. The OCAA made this difficult but necessary decision in collaboration with its member institutions based on several factors that put the health and safety of students and campuses first and foremost.  Contributing to this decision is the fact that most member institutions adopted a hybrid model of academic delivery for the 2021 winter semester, thereby minimizing the number of students and staff on campuses to reduce the further potential spread of COVID-19. Durham College (DC) sports directly affected by this decision include men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball and indoor soccer. The OCAA will continue to monitor the evolving situation on an ongoing basis and make decisions about future varsity athletics based on public health and safety concerning the well-being of student-athletes and membership as a whole. As a reminder, please continue to regularly visit our COVID-19 webpage for updates, resources and answers to frequently asked questions.
                How DC is responding to COVID-19October 9, 2020 at 12:19 pm

                WHAT Information outlining the steps DC takes in responding to COVID-19 cases is available on the COVID-19 website. WHEN October 9, 2020 IMPLICATIONS The college is committed to operating its campuses in a way that...

                WHAT Information outlining the steps DC takes in responding to COVID-19 cases is available on the COVID-19 website. WHEN October 9, 2020 IMPLICATIONS The college is committed to operating its campuses in a way that puts the health and well-being of our campus community at the forefront of our decisions. For this reason, DC moved to a remote and hybrid learning and services model as well as partially re-opened campuses while closely following COVID-19 health and safety risk mitigation measures, in consultation with Durham Region Public Health. With the fall semester underway, it’s important to note that because everyone is doing their part to keep the campus community healthy and safe, the COVID-19 cases we have reported related to our campus have been isolated and the risk to our students and employees remains very low. It is also important that our employees and students continue to follow DC’s guidelines for working and learning on campus. Since March, when COVID-19 began to impact our campus operations, Durham College (DC) has been sharing updates and information through email communication, the mobile app, and the college’s COVID-19 webpage. To supplement these updates and to provide you with information about how DC handles these COVID-19 cases, we have recently added DC’s COVID-19 Response Plan to the COVID-19 website. This section of the website focuses on: As a reminder, answers to frequently asked questions can be found on our COVID-19 FAQ tab. We encourage you to check back regularly for updates. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered on our COVID-19 webpage, we encourage you to email dccares@durhamcollege.ca. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.

                In September, we announced that Durham College (DC) would continue offering its post-secondary programs through a combination of fully remote and hybrid (remote/in-person) delivery for the winter 2021 semester. To help students plan for the...

                In September, we announced that Durham College (DC) would continue offering its post-secondary programs through a combination of fully remote and hybrid (remote/in-person) delivery for the winter 2021 semester. To help students plan for the term ahead, a chart outlining programs, semesters and mode of delivery is available on the COVID program delivery page. Where possible, programs will be delivered remotely, with a limited number of students coming to campus for required in-person activities. Some students may also participate in a remote, onsite or blended work-integrated-learning opportunity. Examples of work-integrated-learning include co-op, field placement, practicum, clinical placement and preceptorship. As a reminder, the winter semester starts on Wednesday, January 6 and ends on Friday, April 16. The winter reading week is scheduled for Monday, February 22 to Friday, February 26. Learn more about the term’s important academic dates. While this year looks different from what we are used to, students can rest assured that they will still receive a high-quality academic experience that will prepare them for their futures. Please note that these decisions may change as a result of public health and government guidance and direction. As a reminder, regularly visit our COVID-19 webpage for updates, resources and answers to frequently asked questions.

                WHAT Confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at DC’s Oshawa campus  WHEN Friday, October 2 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a Durham College (DC) student, who was at the Oshawa campus on September 23, has...

                WHAT Confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at DC’s Oshawa campus  WHEN Friday, October 2 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a Durham College (DC) student, who was at the Oshawa campus on September 23, has tested positive for COVID-19.
                • The student was on campus for class in the F-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on September 23.
                • Risk mitigation measures have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) to ensure the health and safety of the entire campus community.
                • DRPH officials are in the process of completing necessary contact tracing and will directly contact any student or employee who would be determined to be at risk.
                • Unless contacted by DRPH, the only action required of you is to continue following DC’s protocol outlined below.
                • Our student is currently isolating at home and is being accommodated academically.
                We wish our student a safe and speedy recovery. Students and employees are to follow the college’s strict preventative safety measures when coming to campus and while on campus. As a reminder:
                • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, contact DRPH and contact:
                • Review our COVID reporting document for steps to take when reporting illness.
                • Wear a mask or face covering when inside all campus buildings, and keep your mask on at all times.
                • Sanitize regularly, practice physical distancing and self-screen upon entry.
                • Limit capacity in offices to ensure physical distancing.
                • Only come to campus for a scheduled class, activity, service 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.
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT Confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at DC’s Oshawa campus  WHEN Thursday, October 1 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a Durham College (DC) student, who was at the Oshawa campus on September 30, has...

                WHAT Confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at DC’s Oshawa campus  WHEN Thursday, October 1 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a Durham College (DC) student, who was at the Oshawa campus on September 30, has tested positive for COVID-19.
                • The student was on campus for class in the Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE), fourth floor, and in the Campus Library, second floor, on September 30.
                • DC has closed both spaces and is in the process of conducting a deep cleaning and sanitization under guidance from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH). These spaces will continue to be out of service for the appropriate amount of time. Please check the campus operations chart for up-to-date closure information.
                • Risk mitigation measures have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from DRPH to ensure the health and safety of the entire campus community.
                • DRPH officials are also in the process of completing necessary contact tracing and will directly contact any student or employee who would be determined to be at risk.
                • Unless contacted by DRPH, the only action required of you is to continue following DC’s protocol outlined below.
                • Our student is currently isolating at home and is being accommodated academically.
                We wish our student a safe and speedy recovery. Students and employees are to follow the college’s strict preventative safety measures when coming to campus and while on campus. As a reminder:
                • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, contact DRPH and contact:
                • Review our COVID reporting document for steps to take when reporting illness.
                • Wear a mask or face covering when inside all campus buildings, and keep your mask on at all times.
                • Sanitize regularly, practice physical distancing and self-screen upon entry.
                • Limit capacity in offices to ensure physical distancing.
                • Only come to campus for a scheduled class, activity, service 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.
                IMPORTANT LINKS Report an illness Safety Measures on campus Reporting dashboard DC mobile app COVID-19 webpage Contact us – DC Cares

                WHAT Durham College (DC) confirms a new off-campus case of COVID-19 DATE October 1, 2020 IMPLICATIONS As the student’s program is being delivered online, the student has been studying remotely this fall semester. Appropriate risk...

                WHAT Durham College (DC) confirms a new off-campus case of COVID-19 DATE October 1, 2020 IMPLICATIONS
                • As the student’s program is being delivered online, the student has been studying remotely this fall semester.
                • Appropriate risk mitigation measures are taking place at the college based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH).
                • The college continues to support the student academically and wishes them a speedy recovery.
                • Reminder: If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, contact Public Health and contact:
                • Review our COVID reporting document.

                WHAT Durham College (DC) confirms a new off-campus case of COVID-19 DATE September 30, 2020 IMPLICATIONS The student is studying remotely and has not been on campus. Appropriate risk mitigation measures are taking place at...

                WHAT Durham College (DC) confirms a new off-campus case of COVID-19 DATE September 30, 2020 IMPLICATIONS
                • The student is studying remotely and has not been on campus.
                • Appropriate risk mitigation measures are taking place at the college based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH).
                • The college continues to support the student academically and wishes them a speedy recovery.
                • Reminder: If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, contact Public Health and contact:
                • Review our COVID reporting document.

                WHAT Updates to health and safety guidelines on campus. WHEN As of September 25 IMPLICATIONS As we are seeing across our province and even right here at Durham College (DC), there is a rise in...

                WHAT Updates to health and safety guidelines on campus. WHEN As of September 25 IMPLICATIONS As we are seeing across our province and even right here at Durham College (DC), there is a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases. Appropriate risk mitigation measures are in place at the college, in consultation with Public Health, to ensure the health and safety of our campus community. However, it is important that our employees and students continue to follow DC’s guidelines for working and learning on campus. Updates to these guidelines, include: MASKS ON CAMPUS
                • You are required to bring a face mask or covering to wear inside college buildings.
                • If you cannot wear a face mask or covering, you must complete a risk assessment by emailing susan.smikle@durhamcollege.ca.
                • Students who cannot wear a mask and come to class without completing a risk assessment will be asked to leave.
                FOOD CONSUMPTION AREAS
                • Masks are required in food consumption areas except while seated and eating.
                • Food consumption is permitted in these areas only:
                  • Oshawa campus Marketplace (food service unavailable)
                  • Whitby Cafeteria (food service unavailable)
                  • Private offices or workspaces (self-cleaning protocols required)
                  • Exterior grounds of the Whitby or Oshawa campus
                COVID-19 SELF-SCREENING SELF-MONITORING VS. SELF-ISOLATION If you come into contact with a positive case of COVID-19, you may be asked by Public Health to self-monitor or self-isolate – but what does that mean?
                • Self-monitoring: you must monitor your symptoms for 14 days. Try to avoid crowds and be sure to wear a mask when inside buildings or when closer than two metres to someone. If you begin to feel ill, you should stay home, contact your doctor and follow our reporting guidelines.
                • Self-isolation: if you have COVID-19 symptoms, you must stay at home. If you haven’t already, contact your doctor and follow our reporting guidelines.
                As a reminder, all individuals are also asked to:
                • Sanitize regularly, practice physical distancing and self-screen upon entry.
                • Limit capacity in offices to ensure physical distancing.
                • Only come to campus for a scheduled class, activity, service 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.
                • Review the steps in our COVID reporting document if you feel unwell.

                WHAT Confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at DC’s Oshawa campus  WHEN Thursday, September 24 IMPLICATIONS A Durham College (DC) student, who has been on the Oshawa campus, has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was...

                WHAT Confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at DC’s Oshawa campus  WHEN Thursday, September 24 IMPLICATIONS A Durham College (DC) student, who has been on the Oshawa campus, has tested positive for COVID-19.
                • The student was in the A-Wing and B-Wing of the Gordon Willey building for classes and to visit their locker on September 21.
                • Appropriate risk mitigation measures are taking place at the college based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) to ensure the health and safety of the entire campus community.
                • DRPH officials are in the process of completing necessary contact tracing and will directly contact any student or employee who would be determined to be at risk.
                • Unless contacted by DRPH, the only action required of you is to continue following DC’s protocol outlined below.
                • Our student is currently isolating at home and is being accommodated academically.
                We wish our student a safe and speedy recovery. Students and employees are to follow the college’s strict preventative safety measures when coming to campus and while on campus. As a reminder:
                • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, contact Public Health and contact:
                • Review our COVID reporting document for steps to take when reporting illness.
                • Wear a mask or face covering when inside all campus buildings, and keep your mask on at all times.
                • Sanitize regularly, practice physical distancing and self-screen upon entry.
                • Limit capacity in offices to ensure physical distancing.
                • Only come to campus for a scheduled class, activity, service 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.
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT One new off-campus positive COVID-19 case WHEN Wednesday, September 23 IMPLICATIONS A seventh Durham College (DC) student has tested positive for COVID-19. Please note: The student has not been on campus and is isolating...

                WHAT One new off-campus positive COVID-19 case WHEN Wednesday, September 23 IMPLICATIONS A seventh Durham College (DC) student has tested positive for COVID-19. Please note:
                • The student has not been on campus and is isolating at home.
                • If you are feeling unwell, please go home and contact us as soon as possible:
                • Review our COVID reporting document.
                • Wear a mask or face covering when inside all campus buildings, and keep your mask on at all times.
                • Sanitize regularly, practice physical distancing and self-screen upon entry.
                • Limit capacity in offices to ensure physical distancing.
                • Only come to campus for a scheduled class, activity, service 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.
                IMPORTANT LINKS

                WHAT Confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at DC’s Oshawa campus  WHEN Tuesday, September 22 IMPLICATIONS This morning we received confirmation that a Durham College (DC) student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was on...

                WHAT Confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at DC’s Oshawa campus  WHEN Tuesday, September 22 IMPLICATIONS This morning we received confirmation that a Durham College (DC) student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was on campus for a very short period of time in the A-Wing of the Gordon Willey building, Oshawa campus on September 11 and is currently isolating at home based on Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) direction. Appropriate risk mitigation measures are taking place at the college in consultation with Public Health to ensure the health and safety of the entire campus community. Additionally, Public Health is in the process of completing necessary contact tracing and will directly contact any student or employee who may be determined to be at risk. It is important to remember that Public Health leads COVID-19 contact tracing for any member of our community and will only contact individuals as deemed necessary. While the student recovers, we will continue to accommodate them academically to ensure they are fully supported. We wish them a speedy recovery. It is crucial that all students and employees continue to follow the college’s strict preventative safety measures when coming to campus and while on campus. As a reminder, all individuals on campus are asked to:
                • Wear a mask or face covering when inside.
                • Sanitize regularly, practice physical distancing and self-screen upon entry to college buildings.
                • Limit capacity in departments and offices to ensure proper physical distancing guidelines are followed.
                • Only come to campus for a scheduled class, activity or service 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.
                Students and employees who are feeling unwell should stay home, seek guidance from Public Health and follow the steps outlined in our COVID reporting document. If you are feeling unwell, students are to contact susan.smikle@durhamcollege.ca and employees are to contact maureen.calhoun@dc-uoit.ca. To ensure full transparency when reporting positive COVID-19 cases at DC, the college has developed a reporting dashboard, found on our coronavirus webpage, that will be updated daily. The health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority and DC has taken extensive measures to help control the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to provide COVID-19 updates to the campus community through email, the DC Mobile app and on the COVID-19 webpage. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered on our COVID-19 webpage, we encourage you to email dccares@durhamcollege.ca.

                WHAT Fifth DC student tests positive for COVID-19 – risk to campus community remains very low DATE Monday, September 21 IMPLICATIONS We have received confirmation that a fifth Durham College (DC) student has tested positive...

                WHAT Fifth DC student tests positive for COVID-19 – risk to campus community remains very low DATE Monday, September 21 IMPLICATIONS We have received confirmation that a fifth Durham College (DC) student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has been in isolation per public health guidance prior to receiving their positive test and our risk management team has advised that the risk to the campus community remains very low. The college has taken all necessary steps required by Public Health, as well as our health and safety and risk management teams to ensure the well-being of the entire campus community. At this time, Public Health has completed COVID-19 contact tracing for this individual and no on-campus exposures have been identified. We continue to support this student academically and in their health and wellness, and wish them a speedy recovery. To ensure full transparency when reporting positive COVID-19 cases at DC, the college has developed a reporting dashboard, found on our coronavirus webpage, that will be updated daily. The health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority and DC has taken extensive measures to help control the spread of COVID-19. This includes limiting the amount of people on campus and implementing very strict preventative safety measures and enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols. If you are feeling unwell, please do not come to campus. Seek guidance from Public Health and follow the steps outlined in our COVID reporting document. We will continue to provide COVID-19 updates to the campus community through email, the DC Mobile app and on the COVID-19 webpage. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered on our COVID-19 webpage, we encourage you to email dccares@durhamcollege.ca.
                Winter 2021 semester program delivery updateSeptember 18, 2020 at 12:59 pm

                After carefully assessing the success of the blended-learning approach used in the July pilot program and fall semester, Durham College (DC) will continue offering its post-secondary programs through a combination of fully remote and hybrid...

                After carefully assessing the success of the blended-learning approach used in the July pilot program and fall semester, Durham College (DC) will continue offering its post-secondary programs through a combination of fully remote and hybrid (remote/in-person) delivery for the winter 2021 semester. With fewer students and employees on campus this year, DC can continue to keep the campus community healthy and safe as everyone does their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. In the coming weeks, a full list will be released detailing which programs will be delivered fully remotely or through a combination of in-person and remote delivery. Please note that these decisions may change as a result of Public Health and government guidance and direction. As a reminder, please continue to regularly visit our COVID-19 webpage for updates, resources and answers to frequently asked questions.

                Dear students and colleagues, I am writing to inform you that a fourth Durham College (DC) student, who has not yet been on campus, has recently tested positive for COVID-19. As all current positive COVID-19 cases...

                Dear students and colleagues, I am writing to inform you that a fourth Durham College (DC) student, who has not yet been on campus, has recently tested positive for COVID-19. As all current positive COVID-19 cases at DC have not been to campus and are isolating at home, the risk to the campus community continues to be very low. Public Health leads COVID-19 contact tracing for any member of the DC community. At this time, no on-campus exposures have been identified related to this individual. We wish the student a quick and healthy recovery. To ensure full transparency when reporting positive COVID-19 cases at DC, the college has developed a reporting dashboard, found on our coronavirus webpage, that will be updated daily. The health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority and DC has taken extensive measures to help control the spread of COVID-19. This includes: limiting the amount of people on campus, implementing very strict preventative safety measures and enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols. If you are feeling unwell, please do not come to campus. Seek guidance from Public Health and follow the steps outlined in our COVID reporting document. We will continue to provide COVID-19 updates to the campus community through email, the DC Mobile app and on the COVID-19 webpage. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered on our COVID-19 webpage, we encourage you to email dccares@durhamcollege.ca. Stay safe, stay well. Don Lovisa President, Durham College

                Dear students and colleagues, I am writing to inform you that a third Durham College (DC) student, who has not yet been on campus, has recently tested positive for COVID-19.  As with the previous two...

                Dear students and colleagues, I am writing to inform you that a third Durham College (DC) student, who has not yet been on campus, has recently tested positive for COVID-19.  As with the previous two positive off-campus cases, the risk to the campus community is deemed very low. Individuals who have been in contact with this student will be notified by Public Health, and we are working closely with health authorities and our health and safety and risk assessment teams to stay informed and receive timely guidance and directives. We hope this student recovers quickly and we look forward to welcoming them back to campus once it is safe to do so. As a reminder, the health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority and DC has taken extensive measures to help control the spread of COVID-19. This includes limiting the amount of people on campus, as well as implementing very strict preventative safety measures and enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols. If you are feeling unwell, please do not come to campus. Seek guidance from Public Health and follow the steps outlined in our COVID reporting document. We will continue to provide COVID-19 updates to the campus community through email, the DC Mobile app and on the COVID-19 webpage. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered on our COVID-19 webpage, we encourage you to email dccares@durhamcollege.ca. Stay safe, stay well. Don Lovisa President, Durham College

                With the fall semester under way, this welcome message from DC President Don Lovisa provides an important update for students and employees.

                With the fall semester under way, this welcome message from DC President Don Lovisa provides an important update for students and employees.

                Dear students and colleagues, I’m writing to advise you that two Durham College (DC) students, who have not been on campus, have tested positive for COVID-19. The risk to the DC campus community is deemed...

                Dear students and colleagues, I’m writing to advise you that two Durham College (DC) students, who have not been on campus, have tested positive for COVID-19. The risk to the DC campus community is deemed very low and both students are in quarantine and self-isolating at home. Per protocol, individuals who have been in contact with these two students will be notified by Public Health and DC will continue to be informed. We wish both of these students a quick recovery and will welcome them back to campus once it is safe to do so. In addition, one student in residence was contacted by Public Health and identified as possibly being in contact with a confirmed positive case, unrelated to the students mentioned above, at an off-campus event. The student and their roommate are now self-isolating in separate residence suites and are being supported by the residence team. DC continues to work closely with Public Health authorities, as well as our own health and safety and risk assessment teams, to stay informed and receive timely guidance and directives. We will continue to provide COVID-19 updates to the campus community through email, the DC Mobile app and on the COVID-19 webpage. The health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority and DC has taken extensive measures to help control the spread of COVID-19, including transitioning many of our programs and services to remote delivery and therefore limiting the amount of people on campus, as well as implementing very strict preventative safety measures and enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols. As a reminder, please continue to regularly visit our COVID-19 webpage for updates, resources and answers to frequently asked questions. If you are feeling unwell, please follow the steps outlined in our COVID reporting document. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered on our COVID-19 webpage, we encourage you to email dccares@durhamcollege.ca. Stay safe, stay well. Don Lovisa President, Durham College

                We are committed to operating our campuses with a priority on the health and well-being of our Durham College community. With some students and employees coming to campus for scheduled face-to-face activities this fall semester,...

                We are committed to operating our campuses with a priority on the health and well-being of our Durham College community. With some students and employees coming to campus for scheduled face-to-face activities this fall semester, a number of health and safety measures have been implemented to ensure we’re all doing our part to keep our campus community protected. Cleaning protocols
                • GDI, our campus cleaning service provider, is adhering to public health cleaning protocol, as well as the college’s Enhanced Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Advisory. They are:
                  • Performing enhanced cleaning, including disinfecting high touch areas, two to three times daily in all academic schools, departmental and employee offices, as well as classrooms and other shared/common areas.
                  • Cleaning all washrooms three times daily.
                  • Taking immediate action on service requests from the health and safety officer for enhanced cleaning in specific areas.
                • Hand sanitizer is available at building entrances, in all learning environments and in common areas across the college.
                • Spray disinfectant and paper towel is available in common office spaces for employees to clean their individual work 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.
                • As of mid-September, sanitization wipe dispensers will be available in each classroom for employees and students to disinfect high touch areas. Students are also encouraged to use these cleaning products to sanitize their workstation before and after using it.
                • Employees and students are required to practice proper hand washing and respiratory etiquette.
                Health and safety protocols
                • Plexiglass partitions have been installed in frontline service areas where possible.
                • Anyone accessing a campus building is required to wear a mask or face covering when inside and must sanitize, practice physical distancing and self-screen upon entry.
                • Departments or offices that are student-facing are required to limit capacity to ensure proper physical distancing guidelines are followed.
                • Many employees are still being encouraged to work from home and many programs are being delivered fully or semi-remotely to limit the number of people on campus.
                • Only those required to be on campus for a scheduled class, activity or service appointment or to use campus resources, such as the Campus Library or Wi-Fi access, will be permitted into college buildings.
                As a reminder, answers to frequently asked questions can be found on our COVID-19 FAQ tab. We encourage you to check it regularly for updates. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered here, or on our COVID-19 webpage, we encourage you to email dccares@durhamcollege.ca. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We are looking forward to a great fall semester!

                The fall semester at Durham College (DC) is set to begin and we are ready to welcome you! Although campus life will look different this year, DC is committed to providing students with a high-quality...

                The fall semester at Durham College (DC) is set to begin and we are ready to welcome you! Although campus life will look different this year, DC is committed to providing students with a high-quality academic experience through its blended-learning approach and continued support services. With a focus on keeping our campus community healthy and safe, we will see fewer students and employees on campus this fall. Still, we have been working hard to ensure our remote programming and services maintain the same level of commitment to students’ success as they always have. While we are well-prepared to serve you virtually, our school offices and some support services will be open for in-person appointments with modified hours. A full list of services is available here. Before September arrives, we’ve compiled a number of frequently asked questions and answers to ensure a smooth transition into a new and exciting academic year. Who can come to campus? At this time, limited and controlled access to campus is available only to:
                • Students and employees who have a scheduled on-campus activity, like a class, lab or in-person appointment with one of DC’s student services.
                • Students who need to use campus resources, such as the library or on-campus internet connection. Note: at this time, it is encouraged that students only come to campus if it is absolutely necessary.
                What’s open on campus? Between Monday, August 31 and Monday, September 21, some offices on campus will be open to support semester start-up. Pre-scheduled in-person appointments will be encouraged, but offices will be staffed between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Oshawa campus and between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Whitby campus to support students without appointments as they begin their semester. As of September 22, those student services will be open for pre-scheduled in-person appointments only. As we navigate this unique, new semester, we will monitor our services to ensure that they are meeting the needs of our students and staff, and adjust as necessary. For a full list of what is open on campus or operating virtually, please visit our Fall Semester tab on the DC COVID-19 webpage. How to access campus? Students and employees can access campus at one of the below entry points. Security personnel will manage capacity at key locations to ensure health and safety guidelines are followed. Please note: on-campus parking gates will be open and parking is free until December 31, 2020. Whitby campus
                • Main building: front entrance adjacent to the bus loop.
                • W. Galen Weston Centre for Food (CFF): main doors located at the southeast corner of the CFF.
                Oshawa campus
                • Gordon Willey building – Monday to Friday
                  • South Wing doors just north of the Commencement parking lot.
                  • I-Wing main entry doors (Galleria) in the bus loop.
                • Gordon Willey building – weekends
                  • Main entry doors in bus loop adjacent to the Pit and Security Desk.
                • Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE)
                  • South doors only, close to the Student Services building front parking lot.
                • Student Services building
                  • East doors only, near Student Services building front parking lot.
                What do I need to know before coming to campus? For those students who have a scheduled on-campus activity, like a class or lab, or for those with an in-person appointment with one of our student services or school offices – please follow the below guidelines before coming to campus.
                • Download the Durham College Mobile app in the Google Play Store or App Store and log in before accessing campus. Individuals entering the campus are required to show ID when requested. This can include a returning DC student identification card, or a course schedule in the Durham College Mobile app or a printed copy from MyCampus.
                • Bring a non-medical face mask or covering to wear inside college buildings. It is required for all individuals to wear a mask or covering when in public spaces such as hallways, elevators, washrooms, classrooms, meeting rooms and other common areas. Exceptions apply to those who have health, respiratory and sensory issues; various disabilities; are unable to remove the mask without assistance; or other valid reasons.
                • Watch the Return to Campus Safely video or read the flipbook.
                • Be prepared to self-screen before entering a college building. You must meet the requirements set out in the Screening Notice at the building entrance. Security personnel will be present at each entrance to observe and monitor those entering campus and confirm each person has self-screened, is wearing a non-medical mask or face covering and has applied hand sanitizer before continuing further into the college.
                • Stay home if you are feeling unwell, have travelled outside of Canada within 14 days or have been exposed to someone who is, or may be infected with, COVID-19. If you have developed any symptoms that may be related to COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, etc.) please follow the procedure on this reporting infographic.
                As we begin to gradually and carefully reopen our campuses, we will continue to reassess our operations and provide regular updates as they become available through email communication and our COVID-19 webpage. Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate changes to operations in anticipation of our fall semester. As a reminder, answers to frequently asked questions can be found on our COVID-19 FAQ tab. We encourage you to check it regularly for updates. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered here, or on our COVID-19 webpage, we encourage you to email dccares@durhamcollege.ca.
                Fall 2020 parking updateAugust 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm

                With Durham College’s (DC) blended-learning approach in place for the 2020-2021 academic year, there will be no charge for parking during the fall 2020 term (September 1 through December 31). This means: The Parking Services...

                With Durham College’s (DC) blended-learning approach in place for the 2020-2021 academic year, there will be no charge for parking during the fall 2020 term (September 1 through December 31). This means:
                • The Parking Services offices will remain closed until further notice.
                • Parking Services will not sell permits or charge daily parking rates during the fall term.
                • All parking gates will remain open.
                • Spaces in all parking lots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
                  • Should your desired lot fill up, please use the next available lot.
                  • Should the Whitby main campus lot fill up, please proceed to the free off-site lot, located at Landmark Cinemas, 75 Consumer’s Drive. A complimentary parking shuttle has been arranged, beginning on Tuesday, September 8, which will run Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., at roughly 15 minute intervals.
                • Illegal parking in fire routes and accessible parking stalls will be enforced.
                For more information please visit the Parking Services registration website. For information about fall services and supports you can visit the DC Ready site.

                Last week Durham Region entered Stage 3 of the province’s COVID-19 re-opening plan. With the health and safety of our entire campus community top of mind, Durham College (DC) continues to operate remotely with access...

                Last week Durham Region entered Stage 3 of the province’s COVID-19 re-opening plan. With the health and safety of our entire campus community top of mind, Durham College (DC) continues to operate remotely with access limited to students and employees who need to be on campus as part of the July 2020 pilot project, as well as those who will be attending in-person classes this fall. As more businesses open and restrictions are eased in the Durham Region, below is an outline of what you will need to know about DC before September arrives. Fall semester program delivery As previously announced, DC will deliver as many fall programs as possible through remote delivery. Programs that cannot be delivered in a fully virtual environment will be offered through a combination of face-to-face and remote delivery. A full list of programs, including how they will be delivered, can be found on our Fall 2020 Delivery webpage. Face coverings in indoor spaces are required on campus. As of July 10, non-medical masks/face coverings are to be worn on campus to keep our community, and each other, safe. While in college buildings, students, employees and visitors are asked to wear their mask in hallways, elevators, washrooms, classrooms, meeting rooms and other common areas. Those who do not own a mask/face covering will be provided with a cloth mask at the entrance of college buildings. Classroom and lab capacity will be capped at 50 people.
                • The total number of students permitted in each instructional space at any one time must be limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres and cannot exceed 50 persons if the space is indoors and 100 persons outdoors. 
                • Instructional spaces may include classrooms, lecture halls and labs.
                • Where physical distancing is not possible, masks/face coverings must be worn.
                More information on returning to campus safely can be found on our website. Services are offered virtually, with some supports available in-person. Support services are accessible for students in a virtual format, with some available on campus this September, including:
                • Access and Support Centre (ASC) – the ASC will continue to support students remotely, however, those with assistive technology supports will be able to make in-person appointment times to access or exchange equipment starting in mid-August.
                • Campus Health Centre (CHC) – the CHC is now offering a combination of virtual and approved in-person appointments – including physician, mental health, massage therapy, physiotherapy and chiropractic. At this time, only those patients and clients invited for an in-person appointment will be permitted in the clinic.
                • Residence – the residence at DC has been open throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to support the students completing their in-person classes and will continue to have students living on-campus this fall. New health and safety procedures have been implemented to keep residents safe. More information can be found on the COVID-19 webpage.
                The Campus Store is open virtually and all textbooks and apparel can be ordered online and will be shipped to students free of charge. The Campus Library is operating virtually and a number of resources are available on their webpage to prepare students and faculty for September. All other student supports will be available online. For a full list of services and how to get in touch, please visit the COVID-19 Student Supports webpage. Programming is available to get students ready for September. To prepare students for a new semester, DC is providing a number of virtual program offerings for students to participate in before September, including:
                • Start Stronga platform for students to develop a foundation for success both in and out of the classroom, establish connections and build confidence for the year ahead.
                • RISE to Success transition programfor students who face multiple barriers to success and who need extra and enhanced supports in addition to those offered in the Start Strong programming.
                • Indigenous Student transition programto help incoming Indigenous students create a sense of community.
                • Orientation – a week-long virtual event that includes program orientation and a variety of additional virtual programming.
                More information on the above programming will be available in the coming weeks. Additionally, a DC Ready guide is being developed for students looking for academic preparedness prior to the start of classes. Students will receive the guide in their email inbox the first week of August. Some campus recreation facilities are re-opening, others remain closed. The Campus Ice Centre (ice pad only), Campus Fieldhouse and Vaso’s Field will be open as of Tuesday, August 4 for rental use only. The Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre and the FLEX will remain closed until further notice. Varsity sports for the fall 2020 semester remain suspended. You are required to inform the college if you test positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms consistent with the virus. Students and employees who are unable to attend or continue to go to class or work for any of the below reasons should contact Maureen Calhoun, health and safety officer, at maureen.calhoun@durhamcollege.ca or 905.926.2401:
                • You have developed a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat or other symptoms that may be related to COVID-19 as per Public Health.
                • You have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.
                • You have been exposed to someone who is, or may be, infected with the COVID-19 virus.
                Please see the attached reporting infographic for more information. Before coming to campus:
                1. Students are required to watch our Return to Campus Safely video or read the flipbook version.
                2. Employees are required to read the Working on Campus Phase 3 document on ICE.
                3. Students and employees are encouraged to review the college’s COVID-19 webpage for the latest information, including details on parking and the availability of campus services.
                As the province continues to respond to the ongoing pandemic while moving through its re-opening framework as it is safe to do so, we hope that you will continue to be vigilant in the fight against COVID-19. As a reminder, students and employees are asked to continue physical distancing and practicing proper hand washing and respiratory etiquette. Additionally, if you think you have been exposed to the virus, please get tested. Please visit DC’s COVID-19 webpage regularly for all of the latest updates.
                Returning to campus safelyJuly 15, 2020 at 10:05 am

                This message is being distributed on behalf of the Return to Work Operational Task Force. Last week, a limited number of students and employees returned to campus as part of the provincial government’s July 2020 pilot...

                This message is being distributed on behalf of the Return to Work Operational Task Force. Last week, a limited number of students and employees returned to campus as part of the provincial government's July 2020 pilot program. With increased movement on campus, Durham College (DC) has implemented enhanced safety measures and guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our campus community. These guidelines are based on protocol outlined by the government and Public Health officials. To help guide you through the college’s return-to-campus protocol, we have created a short video outlining important information on keeping yourself and each other healthy while at DC. An alternative format flipbook is also available. Please take five minutes to familiarize yourself with the content and do your part to keep our campus community healthy. For more information and FAQs, please visit our July 2020 pilot program webpage.

                This message is being distributed on behalf of the Return to Work Operational Task Force. Yesterday, the Regional Municipality of Durham announced that non-medical masks or face coverings will be mandatory in public and enclosed...

                This message is being distributed on behalf of the Return to Work Operational Task Force. Yesterday, the Regional Municipality of Durham announced that non-medical masks or face coverings will be mandatory in public and enclosed indoor spaces effective Friday, July 10, to help manage the spread of COVID-19. There is growing public health evidence indicating that the widespread use of non-medical masks or face coverings – when used in combination with other public health recommendations – is effective in the fight against COVID-19. This includes physical distancing in public spaces, frequently washing your hands, respiratory etiquette, and staying home when you are sick. While post-secondary institutions were not explicitly referenced in the list of establishments that are required to enforce mandatory masks, Durham College (DC) will adopt this best practice in good faith to help keep our community – and each other – safe, and to support the excellent work our Region is doing to flatten the curve of COVID-19. As students in the July 2020 pilot program and employees continue to return to campus, and we prepare for fall intake, DC asks that individuals wear a non-medical mask or face covering when inside a college building. Such spaces include hallways, elevators, washrooms, classrooms, meeting rooms and other common areas. Exceptions apply to those who have health, respiratory and sensory issues; various disabilities; are unable to remove the mask without assistance, or other valid reasons. If you do not own a mask or face covering, a mask will be provided at the entrance of college buildings. For more about how DC is keeping its students and employees safe while on campus, please visit our COVID-19 webpage.

                This message is being shared on behalf of Ken Babcock, director, Athletics and Recreation and Sarah Wagg, manager, Esports Gaming Arena. Please be advised that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Durham College (DC) will...

                This message is being shared on behalf of Ken Babcock, director, Athletics and Recreation and Sarah Wagg, manager, Esports Gaming Arena. Please be advised that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Durham College (DC) will not be delivering its Summer Sports Camps this year. Based on their unique delivery, esports camps will be offered online in July and in-person in August, pending sufficient registration. The health and safety of our campus community, including our young campers, continues to be DC’s top priority. Although we will miss our campers this season, we look forward to having everyone back with us in 2021.
                In This Together DC – final updateJuly 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

                Dear students, Over the last six weeks, members of various teams across the college have shared email updates with you about what is happening in their departments as operations continue during COVID-19. On Monday, June...

                Dear students, Over the last six weeks, members of various teams across the college have shared email updates with you about what is happening in their departments as operations continue during COVID-19. On Monday, June 29 we distributed the final email in our #InThisTogetherDC series – well-timed as we welcome the return of  “stranded students” taking part in the recently announced July pilot. While we have been apart for much longer than anticipated, we hope these updates have provided insight into how employees are supporting our students and one another, and serve as a reminder that despite the physical distance between us, we continue to be a united campus community. We welcome your feedback on this series so that we can continue to provide transparent and useful information during these challenging times. Thanks for tuning in! Be safe, be well, Communications and Marketing

                As part of our In This Together DC email series, today’s update will provide you with details about ongoing Food Services activities. On June 27, Durham College (DC) entered into a new food service contract with...

                As part of our In This Together DC email series, today's update will provide you with details about ongoing Food Services activities. On June 27, Durham College (DC) entered into a new food service contract with Compass Group Canada, commonly known as Chartwells. We have been working closely with Chartwells regarding changes to the food service program in order to provide a variety of menus, new concepts and new looks within our current food service locations that will benefit the entire campus community. Some of the exciting new features to look forward to include:
                • A full Starbucks in the South Wing (previously home to Country Style and Mr. Sub). This location is tentatively scheduled to be open for January 2021.
                • The South Village Dining Hall will be renovated to provide a brighter, cleaner look and will continue to offer the All You Care to Dine program. The resident chef will develop menus with balanced meals made from nourishing, sustainable and delicious ingredients. Included in this transformation are concepts such as The Sprout, Global Village, BYO Bowl, and La Cucina.
                • The Marketplace will also receive a renovation with new concepts, including: San Marzano (pizza concept), a global rotating menu that will feature Greek cuisine, a create your own bowl, Taste of India and other offerings throughout the year.
                • Subway will be added to the Whitby campus cafeteria, along with some internal Chartwells brands.
                • Our much-loved Tim Hortons locations will continue to be active in Whitby and Oshawa, although the self-serve locations in the C-Wing, Galleria and Whitby in-shop kiosk) will initially remain closed when we return to campus to allow for a reformatted version to take shape that respects our new social distancing standards.
                • The Booster Juice and a new grill concept in the Student Centre will now be operated by Durham College Students Inc.
                Chartwells is very excited to start the new operations at DC. They are taking great care to ensure COVID-19 health and safety considerations are in place when it is safe to re-open food service on campus. Their plan, called Project Spark, includes implementation of social distancing, fully-trained staff on COVID-19 best practices for food services, and enhanced quality assurance and cleaning. As an example, a new mobile app called Boost will be implemented at all food service locations to avoid double handling of food orders. More to come on this in the days ahead. We are excited about our new campus partnership and we look forward to serving you when you return to campus. Alan Dunn, Associate vice-president, Facilities and Ancillary Services

                This message is being distributed on behalf of the Return to Work Operational Task Force. Starting Thursday, July 2, we will welcome back to campus a small group of employees and students as part of...

                This message is being distributed on behalf of the Return to Work Operational Task Force. Starting Thursday, July 2, we will welcome back to campus a small group of employees and students as part of the provincial government’s July 2020 pilot program. We want to assure you that while COVID-19 has changed the way we operate, the health and safety of our entire campus community remains our highest priority. It’s crucial now more than ever that we work together, support one another and respect the health and safety of those we share our DC campuses with so that we can move forward while also continuing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Below you will find important information on return-to-campus procedures and guidelines that are in place to ensure all students and employees are coming back to a safe working and learning environment. Entry into Whitby campus buildings through:
                • Main building: as of July 2, front entrance adjacent to the bus loop.
                • Galen Weston Centre for Food: as of July 6, main doors located at the southeast corner of the CFF.
                Entry into Oshawa campus buildings through
                • Gordon Willey building
                  • South Wing doors just north of the Commencement parking lot.
                  • I-Wing main entry doors in the bus loop.
                  • Please note: the main entry doors adjacent to the Security Desk and The Pit will be closed.
                • Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE)
                  • South doors only, close to the Student Services building front parking lot.
                Parking Those returning to the Oshawa campus should park in the Commencement lot for entry to the South Wing doors. The parking gates at both the Oshawa and Whitby campuses will be up and parking will be free until Monday, August 31. Parking at other campus locations, including pay-and-display lots, will also be free until that date. Building access and screening After arriving at one of the above entry points, students and employees will observe a Screening Notice displayed in the window of the entry door. Each person entering a DC building is required to read the notice and self-screen prior to entry. You may not enter the building if you do not meet the requirements set out in the Screening Notice. Security personnel will be present at each entrance to observe and monitor those entering campus. They will confirm each person has self-screened and applied hand sanitizer before continuing further into the college. Individuals entering the campus are required to have with them either a student or employee identification card or government-issued photo identification to display upon request. Please note: Ontario Tech University is currently closed and entry into university space is strictly prohibited. Conduct guidelines while on campus To ensure the health and safety of the entire campus community, students and employees are to follow the below guidelines for how to conduct themselves while on campus.
                • All individuals are required to watch the DC health and safety video before coming to campus.
                • Only those who are scheduled to attend an on-site activity will be permitted access to campus. Building access will only be provided 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled activity.
                • Students are required to walk directly to their assigned classroom or lab.
                • All individuals are required to maintain 2 metres of physical distancing and practice proper respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene.
                • Where physical distancing may not be possible, face coverings are encouraged.
                • Individuals may not congregate or socialize in hallways or open spaces throughout the college.
                • Students must exit the college upon completion of their scheduled on-site class or activity.
                • Those who fail to follow directions as set out by provincial guidelines will be directed to leave the property.
                Please note: students and employees are required to read recent Public Health advice regarding face coverings prior to attending campus. If you do not have a face covering, masks will be available at point of entry for those who require/desire one. Reporting symptoms or illness Students and employees who are unable to make or continue to go to class or work for any of the below reasons should contact their faculty member or supervisor:
                • You have developed a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat or other symptoms that may be related to COVID-19 as per Public Health.
                • You have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.
                • You have been exposed to someone who is, or may be, infected with the COVID-19 virus.
                Faculty or supervisors who have been advised that their student or employee is experiencing any of the above should contact the health and safety officer at Maureen.Calhoun@durhamcollege.ca. Please see the attached reporting infographic for more information. Health and safety considerations As we invite our students from the winter 2020 semester back to campus to complete their in-person program requirements, please note that there will be no more than 200 students at the Whitby campus and 130 at the Oshawa campus on any given day. Student schedules have been well spaced, ensuring extra time between classes to encourage social distancing and provide opportunities for enhanced sanitization. New signage has been placed throughout the college with information on physical distancing protocols and proper hand hygiene, all of which are mandatory while on campus. At this time, only classrooms and labs that are part of the July pilot project are open. Common areas such as lounges, food services, vending machine banks, computer commons and the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre are not available. We look forward to once again seeing a few familiar faces on campus this time next week. Our campus has felt empty of the energetic students and employees that make DC feel like home. For more information and FAQs, please visit our July 2020 pilot program webpage.

                As part of our In This Together DC email series, today’s update will provide you with details about ongoing activities in the Campus Library. Even before COVID-19, the Campus Library delivered supports and services for faculty...

                As part of our In This Together DC email series, today's update will provide you with details about ongoing activities in the Campus Library. Even before COVID-19, the Campus Library delivered supports and services for faculty and students in both face-to-face and virtual modes, so the transition to fully online has been relatively smooth. We have been reaching out through multiple channels to ensure that the community is informed and aware of our ability to assist in the following ways: Faculty support Alternate reserve readings and copyright support Our subject specialist librarians can help you locate both licensed and open online content that you can link to using copyright compliant links in DC Connect. Request information literacy classes  Pre-COVID, we conducted face-to-face information literacy classes for students at the request of faculty. We have taken our instruction online and welcome requests to conduct the same classes in an online environment in the platform of choice (e.g. Bongo, MS Teams etc.) To request a Library instruction session for your class, visit the Teaching Support section of the Library website. Connect with your subject specialist In addition to the instruction described above, our subject specialist provide research support to students, faculty and staff, and select materials for Library collections. Contact us to discuss research help for assignments and citation tools. We also support faculty in areas such as Open Educational Resources (OERs), copyright, access to data sets, research data management, and scholarly publishing. We encourage you to reach out to your subject librarian with any questions. We are here to help. Coming soon: new library content for inclusion in DC Connect We are developing a course in DC Connect called Library Online. Inspired by the success of SALS Online, Librarians are working to develop three modules over the summer in preparation for the Fall 2020 semester:
                • Introduction to the Library
                • Searching Omni to Find Books, Articles and More
                • Advanced Searching for Research Articles
                Student support We are here to help students navigate their assignments and courses in our current online environment, providing reference help, through email, chat, in-person and by phone. Students can also book an online appointment with their librarian.   Visit the Ask Us section of the Library website for information about our online research services. The Learning Portal The Learning Portal has just launched a new Learning Online Hub to which faculty can direct their students; it contains timely new content on things like Staying Motivated, Academic Integrity, Navigating Technology and Studying Smart.  Stay well, Catherine Davidson Chief librarian

                As part of our In This Together DC email series, today’s update will provide you with details about ongoing activities in the Career Development office. The Career Development office continues to shift and pivot our way...

                As part of our In This Together DC email series, today's update will provide you with details about ongoing activities in the Career Development office. The Career Development office continues to shift and pivot our way through the evolving COVID-19 climate. We understand that these are challenging times for our students, alumni, employers and job seekers globally. Over the past few months, we have been developing and adjusting our communication and resources to support our community, as follows: Students/Alumni
                • Creation of a COVID-19 resource page on the Hired portal which includes links to job matching portals, grants/benefits, and volunteering opportunities.
                • Weekly webinars covering topics such as job search strategies, LinkedIn, networking in a virtual world, resumes, cover letters, and virtual interviews.
                • A visual summary of job postings on the Hired portal, featuring both company names and position titles on our Instagram.
                • Unlimited virtual and telephone career development coaching appointments.
                • Weekly emails sent to all full-time students and new graduates providing small and actionable steps to help them successfully launch their careers.
                Employers
                • Updated Employer Resource page which includes COVID-19 specific government funding available for employers to hire students, as well as our own Durham College supports.
                • Established a rapid response team who monitor both the employerhiring@durhamcollege.ca and careerdevelopment@durhamcollege.ca inboxes seven days a week to promptly respond and share essential service job opportunities.
                • Continue to post job leads for free on the Hired portal.
                • Piloting virtual recruitment events with our essential service employer partners while developing plans for virtual recruitment in the fall term.
                Faculty
                • Our in-class workshops are now virtual and accessible in a variety of ways including:
                  • Live workshops via MS Teams or Bongo.
                  • Pre-recorded presentations that can be uploaded to DC Connect.
                  • The Career Development Faculty Toolkit has been updated with new and relevant resources.
                Finally, the Hired portal has been upgraded and has a new look and feel – we encourage you to take a look! The portal continues to offer online career resources, job postings, one-to-one appointment bookings, recruitment events and faculty resources. To stay up to date regarding upcoming virtual recruitment events, webinars, tips, articles and career-focused COVID-19 announcements, we encourage staff, faculty and students to follow (and promote) our hashtag #GetHiredDC on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.  If you have any questions, ideas or thoughts, we invite you to contact our outreach co-ordinator, Jennifer Powell via jennifer.powell@durhamcollege.ca. Although there is still much uncertainty, it has been astonishing to see how our college community has come together to continue our focus on student success.  Together we will continue to lead the way. Stay well, Christine Murphy Interim director, Career Development and Co-operative Education

                As part of our In This Together DC email series, today’s update will focus on the Centre for Professional and Part-time Learning (PPL). While every part of the college has been impacted by the pandemic,...

                As part of our In This Together DC email series, today’s update will focus on the Centre for Professional and Part-time Learning (PPL). While every part of the college has been impacted by the pandemic, the effects being experienced within the Centre for Professional and Part-time Learning (PPL) have been somewhat unique. With well over 80 per cent of our courses already offered online, PPL’s most significant challenge in recent weeks has been to keep pace with rapidly increasing registration levels. In response, we have been quickly adding additional sections of courses to keep pace with demand. I would like to thank everyone in the PPL team for their remarkable efforts which have ensured that our students have continued to receive the award-winning levels of support and service, as well as high-quality learning experiences, that they’ve come to expect from us. As is the case in the academic schools, placements present particularly interesting challenges because many organizations are closed. However, PPL is working hard to apply creative solutions. For example, the ECE Field Placement III course is currently being redeveloped as a capstone course that leverages case study-type videos to allow students to demonstrate their abilities without having to be onsite at a child care facility during the pandemic. PPL currently offers 70+ different programs – ranging from Recognition of Achievement credentials all the way up to diplomas and graduate certificates - across a diverse range of disciplines. As a member of OntarioLearn, we are able to provide DC students with access to over 1,000 different courses. The marked increase in registration levels seen since March certainly demonstrates that individuals are continuing to place a high value on learning even in these challenging times. In a world faced with unrelenting negative news, this certainly brings a ray of optimism. Ongoing growth will continue to be a priority for PPL. The department recently received approval to launch a number of new programs beginning this fall, including:
                • Veterinary Office Assistant certificate
                • Construction Management certificate
                • Coding Essentials certificate
                As we move forward, PPL will focus heavily on very short programs specifically designed to help individuals develop career-relevant knowledge, skills and competencies that will improve their employment opportunities. By continuing to add new and exciting offerings, we will be able to support our students’ evolving needs and contribute to the economic recovery of our community and province. Stay well, stay safe! Debbie Johnston Dean, Centre for Professional and Part-time Learning