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This fall, we eagerly welcomed many of our students and employees back to Durham College (DC) campuses. With more activities taking place in-person and students learning hands-on in labs, shops, and studios, our college community’s...

This fall, we eagerly welcomed many of our students and employees back to Durham College (DC) campuses. With more activities taking place in-person and students learning hands-on in labs, shops, and studios, our college community’s commitment to keeping each other safe and healthy is working. In addition to our stringent health and safety measures, the vaccination policy has allowed for an increased student and employee presence within our buildings, and we are looking forward to even more people returning to campus for the winter semester. With this in mind, the following information details DC’s plans for the winter semester:
  • The semester runs from Monday, January 10 to Friday, April 22.
  • Reading week is scheduled for Monday, February 28 to Friday, March 4.
  • All post-secondary programs will be offered in one of the following four formats:
    • Remote – fully online;
    • Hybrid – a combination of in-person and remote;
    • Flexible – part of the program is delivered with some students and faculty in-person on campus and learning activities are broadcast to other students remotely at the same time; or
    • In-person, on campus – all of the program is delivered on campus, and students attend in-person.
  • Winter semester delivery information is now available on our COVID-19 website, including:
    • Program delivery chart
    • Student supports
    • Academic school contacts
    • Frequently asked questions
  • You can learn more about the semester's important academic dates online.
As a reminder, all individuals coming to campus, college-operated property or college-sanctioned events are required to be fully vaccinated and must provide proof of full vaccination when coming to campus. The vaccination policy applies to new and returning winter semester students, and can be reviewed on the COVID-19 webpage. Please note that decisions about program delivery may change as a result of public health and government direction. We encourage you to visit our webpage for updates, resources and answers to frequently asked questions. We are looking forward to another great semester!

WHAT All Durham College (DC) students and employees are reminded that they are required to upload proof of a COVID-19 full vaccination or a college-approved exemption to access campus facilities and in-person learning activities after...

WHAT All Durham College (DC) students and employees are reminded that they are required to upload proof of a COVID-19 full vaccination or a college-approved exemption to access campus facilities and in-person learning activities after Sunday, October 17. WHEN October 15 DETAILS As previously communicated, all individuals planning to come to campus, college-operated property or college-sanctioned events have until Sunday, October 17 to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccination and upload proof to the COVID-19 screening questionnaire. After Sunday, October 17, individuals who do not provide proof of full vaccination, or who do not have a college-approved exemption, will not have access to campus. Uploading proof of vaccination via the app is mandatory and individuals will only be required to upload it onceAfter documentation has been uploaded, individuals will still be required to complete the screening questionnaire each day they come to campus. Thank you for doing your part to keep one another safe and to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. To learn more about DC’s vaccination policy and COVID-19 protocols on campus, visit DC’s COVID-19 webpage. IMPORTANT LINKS

WHAT The Durham College (DC) campus community is reminded that proof of full vaccination is required by Sunday, October 17 for all individuals coming to campus. Those who have requested an exemption from the vaccination...

WHAT The Durham College (DC) campus community is reminded that proof of full vaccination is required by Sunday, October 17 for all individuals coming to campus. Those who have requested an exemption from the vaccination policy will be directly communicated with shortly. Rapid testing on campus will end Friday, October 15. WHEN Thursday, September 30 DETAILS Earlier this month, Durham College (DC) released its vaccination policy for the fall semester, which requires all individuals coming to campus, college-operated property or college-sanctioned events to be fully vaccinated by Sunday, October 17. For those who are partially-vaccinated or are awaiting a decision on their exemption request, rapid testing will be available until Friday, October 15. After October 17, only those who have provided proof of full vaccination, or have an approved letter of exemption as described in the Policy, will be permitted on campus. Those who have requested an exemption from DC's policy requirements will be advised of the review outcome shortly. Further instructions will be provided to those individuals at that time. As a reminder, individuals awaiting exemption decisions are required to upload their vaccination or exemption documentation using DC’s COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Questionnaire prior to receiving permission to come to campus, and must show their negative rapid test to security upon arrival until October 17. After documentation has been uploaded, individuals will still be required to complete the screening questionnaire app each day they come to campus.  To learn more about DC’s vaccination policy and what the college is doing to keep the campus community safe during COVID-19, visit DC’s COVID-19 webpage. IMPORTANT LINKS

WHAT Due to high volumes of COVID-19 rapid testing on campus, those requiring testing to gain access into campus buildings should pre-book appointments prior to arrival to expedite the process. Walk-ins are only accepted upon...

WHAT Due to high volumes of COVID-19 rapid testing on campus, those requiring testing to gain access into campus buildings should pre-book appointments prior to arrival to expedite the process. Walk-ins are only accepted upon availability. Appointments can be booked through Lakeridge Health's screening booking system (covidscreen.lh.ca). WHEN As of September 13 DETAILS DC's vaccination policy  is now in effect. Individuals coming to campus, college-operated property or a college-sanctioned event must provide proof of one of the below:
  • Full vaccination;
  • Partial vaccination and a negative rapid test twice weekly; or
  • An approved exemption and a negative rapid test twice weekly.
For those requiring rapid testing to gain access into campus buildings, please pre-book your appointments prior to arrival to expedite the testing process. Walk-ins may be accepted upon availability. Appointments can be booked through Lakeridge Health's screening booking system (covidscreen.lh.ca). Rapid testing is not a replacement for vaccination, and this service will only be available while supplies last. Rapid testing locations for employees and students:
  • Oshawa campus
    • Campus Ice Centre (CIC), (enter through south doors, Founders 4 lot).
    • Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until October 17*.
  • Whitby campus
    • Galen Weston Centre for Food parking lot, off Stellar Drive, in a Rapid Testing Medical Tent.
    • Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until October 17*.
*After Sunday, October 17, only those who have provided proof of full vaccination, or have an approved accommodation plan, will be permitted on campus. Vaccinations: If you still require a vaccination, you can book an appointment through the Province of Ontario's booking site, at one of the Region of Durham's vaccination clinics, or the Campus Ice Centre (north west doors – main entrance, Founders 5 lot). Individuals are required to upload their vaccination or exemption documentation using DC's COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Questionnaire prior to receiving permission to come to campus, and must show their negative rapid test to security upon arrival. To learn more about DC's vaccination policy and what the college is doing to keep the campus community safe during COVID-19, visit DC's COVID-19 webpage. IMPORTANT LINKS  

WHAT Partially-vaccinated individuals and those with an approved exemption from the vaccination policy will be required to complete rapid testing at Durham College (DC) as of Monday, September 13 prior to attending campus. Information regarding...

WHAT Partially-vaccinated individuals and those with an approved exemption from the vaccination policy will be required to complete rapid testing at Durham College (DC) as of Monday, September 13 prior to attending campus. Information regarding rapid testing locations and booking a test is now available. WHEN As of September 13 DETAILS DC’s vaccination policy for the fall semester is now in effect and as of September 13 individuals coming to campus, college-operated property or a college-sanctioned event must provide proof of one of the below:
  • Full vaccination;
  • Partial vaccination and a negative rapid test twice weekly; or
  • An approved exemption and a negative rapid test twice weekly.
Individuals are required to upload their vaccination or exemption documentation using DC’s COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Questionnaire prior to receiving permission to come to campus, and must show their negative rapid test to security upon arrival. After Sunday, October 17, only those who have provided proof of full vaccination, or have an approved accommodation plan, will be permitted on campus. Rapid testing is not a replacement for vaccination, and this service will only be available while supplies last. VACCINATIONS Individuals requiring vaccines can book an appointment through the Province of Ontario’s booking site, at one of the Region of Durham’s vaccination clinics, the Campus Ice Centre (north west doors – main entrance, Founders 5 lot), or attend the upcoming on-campus vaccination event at the Campus Ice Centre on Monday, September 13, hosted by Durham College Student Association and Ontario Tech Student Union.   RAPID TESTING Oshawa campus
  • Previously, DC communicated that COVID-19 rapid tests would be available in the UL portable (building adjacent to the Oshawa campus Library). With Lakeridge Health continuing its vaccination clinic at the Campus Ice Centre (CIC), rapid testing will now take place at the CIC instead (enter through south doors, Founders 4 lot).
  • Testing is beginning September 13 and will be available every Monday to Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until October 17*. This service is only available for employees and students. Appointments can be booked through Lakeridge Health’s screening booking system (lh.ca). We encourage individuals to pre-book their appointments prior to arrival to expedite the testing process – however, walk-ins are still welcome (upon availability).
Whitby campus
  • Rapid testing at the Whitby campus will take place in the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food parking lot, off Stellar Drive, in a Rapid Testing Medical Tent.
  • Testing is beginning September 13 and will be available every Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until October 17*. This service is only available for employees and students. Appointments can be booked through Lakeridge Health’s screening booking system (lh.ca). We encourage individuals to pre-book their appointments prior to arrival to expedite the testing process – however, walk-ins are still welcome (upon availability).
Please note: negative rapid tests results are valid for 72 hours, after which time another test is required. *Testing sites will be closed on statutory holidays. DOCUMENTATION Double vaccinated: If you are double vaccinated, you will only need to upload your proof of vaccination once through the online COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Questionnaire. Partially vaccinated: You will need to upload your most recent vaccination receipt to the online COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Questionnaire. Until you are double vaccinated, security will ask to see your electronic vaccination receipt as well as your negative rapid test results. Everyone: You will still need to complete the screening questionnaire each day you come to campus, prior to your arrival, until further notice. To learn more about DC’s vaccination policy and what the college is doing to keep the campus community safe during COVID-19, visit DC’s COVID-19 webpage. IMPORTANT LINKS

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.

As the fall semester begins, we are excited to welcome more of our Durham College (DC) community to campus. For those accessing a DC building this semester, the below information will help make your visit...

As the fall semester begins, we are excited to welcome more of our Durham College (DC) community to campus. For those accessing a DC building this semester, the below information will help make your visit seamless. We also encourage you to explore our COVID-19 webpage at www.durhamcollege.ca/COVID for additional information, frequently asked questions and resources. Coming to Campus Safely video Employees and students are required to watch the Coming to Campus Safely video before accessing campus. The video can be accessed online for students, or through MyCampus for employees by signing in with your network password and ID. Vaccination and pre-screening Anyone visiting DC campuses and locations including employees, students and visitors, must complete the COVID-19 screening questionnaire. The questionnaire asks all those coming to campus, college-operated property or college-sanctioned events to self-declare and upload proof of their vaccination status to gain entry.  Between September 13 and October 17, partially-vaccinated individuals, or those with an approved exemption will also be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid test. Those with approved exemptions may continue to access the campus after October 17 with proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid test result.  More details regarding on-site COVID-19 rapid testing will be provided in the coming days. You will only need to upload proof of vaccination into the app one time but will still be required to complete the screening questionnaire each day before coming to campus until further notice. More information about this process can be found in our most recent vaccination policy update. Entering buildings You should leave ample time when coming to campus as you may experience delays entering buildings. Access to DC buildings is only available through specific entrances to allow for COVID-19 screening. Security personnel will manage capacity at these locations to ensure health and safety guidelines are followed. Please be patient and treat one another with respect. Be sure to check designated building entrances for the Oshawa and Whitby campuses before coming to campus. They can be found on the COVID-19 webpage or www.durhamcollege.ca/map. Face masks and coverings All individuals are required to wear a face mask or covering while on campus. Face masks/coverings may only be removed in designated eating areas while eating and must be worn 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 who come to campus without completing a risk assessment will be asked to leave. For more information on face mask/covering guidelines, please visit the COVID-19 webpage. Parking Oshawa campus: If you require a fall semester or annual parking pass you must register and pay for your passes online or purchase daily rate tickets on-site. More information is available at www.durhamcollege.ca/parking. Whitby campus: Parking permits are not available for the Whitby campus until further notice. While limited parking is offered at the Whitby campus, you are encouraged to utilize the off-site parking lot located at 75 Consumers Drive, adjacent to the Hockey Life store. There are 100 free spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis along the east and northeast quadrant of the lot – signage will indicate where to park. A free shuttle bus service between this lot and the Whitby campus will run every 15 minutes between 7 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday, except for one 15-minute break between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. daily. Shuttle seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. U-PASS The U-PASS program provides students with unlimited travel each semester on Durham Region Transit (DRT) and is paid for through ancillary fees for all eligible, full-time students. The U-PASS is offered in a digital format only via the PRESTO E-Tickets mobile app. For more information about registering for U-PASS, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/upass. How we will communicate with you DC is committed to communicating with its campus community in an open and transparent manner. Here is how we will inform you about positive COVID-19 cases at DC: For on-campus cases (an individual who has been on campus in the past 14 days), our COVID-19 Reporting dashboard will be updated and a contact tracing email will be sent to students and employees who may have been in contact with the positive case. For an on-campus outbreak (two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection on campus), DC will send a message to all students and employees via email, the DC Mobile app, and post an update to the COVID-19 webpage. The COVID-19 Reporting dashboard will also be updated and a contact tracing email will be sent to students and employees who may have been in contact with the positive case. For more information about how we will communicate with you throughout the year, as well as our COVID-19 response plan, please visit the COVID-19 webpage. COVID-19 webpage The COVID-19 webpage is DC’s official source for information about the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes updates, a DC COVID case dashboard, campus health and safety protocols, the college’s COVID-19 response plan, vaccination details, program delivery information, remote learning resources and frequently asked questions. Please continue to check the COVID-19 webpage and your DC email regularly for the latest updates. You can also follow DC's official social media feeds and download the DC mobile app.   When to stay home To protect the health and safety of our campus community, stay home if you:
  • Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
  • Have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.
  • Have been exposed to someone who is, or may be, infected with COVID-19.
If you are feeling unwell, please report your illness immediately to:   Wishing you a healthy, enjoyable fall semester!
DC’s vaccination policy in effect todaySeptember 3, 2021 at 9:16 am

WHAT Last week, Durham College (DC) released its vaccination policy for the fall semester. Effective today, Friday, September 3, all individuals coming to campus, college-operated property or college-sanctioned events will be required to be fully...

WHAT Last week, Durham College (DC) released its vaccination policy for the fall semester. Effective today, Friday, September 3, all individuals coming to campus, college-operated property or college-sanctioned events will be required to be fully vaccinated with an accepted vaccine or have received the first of a two-dose vaccine, and provide proof through the daily COVID-19 screening questionnaire app. Proof of full vaccination will need to be uploaded by Sunday, October 17. The below information outlines important vaccination expectations and rapid testing requirements for all individuals coming to campus. Please note, access to campus buildings is currently available through specific entrances. Please refer to the COVID-19 webpage for the locations. WHEN Friday, September 3 DETAILS Effective Friday, September 3, the daily COVID-19 screening questionnaire app will ask those coming to campus, college-operated property or college-sanctioned events to self-declare and upload proof of their vaccination status. 
  • Fully vaccinated individuals will receive an electronic receipt that includes the colour green, indicating permission to come to campus.
  • Partially vaccinated individuals and those with an approved exemption will receive an electronic receipt that includes the colour yellow. They will be permitted on campus; however, between September 13 and October 17 they will also be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid test. Details about rapid testing on campus will be communicated in the coming days.
  • Unvaccinated individuals or individuals who prefer not to disclose their vaccination status will receive an electronic receipt that includes the colour red. They will not be permitted on campus.
  In addition:
  • Visitors, including clients, customers, committee and community members, must show their vaccine dose administration receipt to security upon arrival and entry to campus and complete the screening process with security.
  • Third-party contractorsare required to work with their employer to provide proof of vaccination and complete the screening process with security.
  • Between September 13 and October 17, all partially-vaccinated individuals will also be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid test. Details about rapid testing on campus will be communicated in the coming days.
covid-19 vaccination status campus entry chart Uploading proof of vaccination via the app is mandatory and individuals will only be required to upload it one time. After documentation has been uploaded, individuals will still be required to complete the screening questionnaire app each day they come to campus. Individuals who need assistance with the app can contact the IT Service Desk at servicedesk@dc-uoit.ca or 905.721.3333, Option 1. Please note: proof of vaccination status must be in the form of an official government-issued document or the document received from the organization that administered your vaccine. Documentation can be downloaded from the Ontario Health website. After Sunday, October 17, only those who are fully vaccinated, or those with an approved exemption will be permitted on campus. To learn more about DC’s vaccination policy and what the college is doing to keep the campus community safe during COVID-19, visit DC’s COVID-19 webpage. IMPORTANT LINKS    

WHAT Vaccination remains the most effective way to significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19. As such, in preparation for the fall semester, Durham College (DC) is taking action to protect the health and safety of...

WHAT Vaccination remains the most effective way to significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19. As such, in preparation for the fall semester, Durham College (DC) is taking action to protect the health and safety of its campus community and recently announced a vaccination policy for all those coming to campus. With endorsement from the Council of Medical Officers of Health, DC’s vaccination policy, which can be accessed online, will go a long way in supporting the fight against COVID-19 here at home and beyond. The below information outlines important vaccination expectations and rapid antigen testing requirements for all individuals coming to campus. WHEN Effective Friday, September 3. DETAILS Effective September 3, all individuals attending campus, college operated property or college sanctioned events are required to be fully vaccinated with an accepted vaccine or have received the first of a two-dose vaccine as a condition to come to campus. DC requires individuals attending campus, college-operated property or college sanctioned events be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine by Sunday, October 17. DC students, employees, clients, third-party contractors, visitors and/or other guests on DC campuses, affiliated facilities and in student residences, must provide proof of full vaccination before coming to campus. Exemptions to the above are based on medical or other grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code and are requested through DC’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Please note: exemptions will not be extended to clients, third-party contractors, visitors or other community members. Those not yet fully vaccinated must test negative on a rapid antigen test twice per week before entering DC campuses or college operated property prior to October 17. Providing proof of vaccination Beginning Friday, September 3, individuals coming to campus or accessing DC facilities will be required to show proof of their vaccination.
  • Employees and students must upload their COVID-19 vaccine dose administration receipt using the COVID-19 screening app. [Note: additions to the app are currently underway.]
  • Visitors, including clients, customers, committee and community members must show their vaccine dose administration receipt to security upon arrival and entry to campus.
  • Third-party contractors are required to work with their employer to provide proof of vaccination.
Individuals requiring vaccines can book an appointment through the Province of Ontario’s booking site, at one of the Region of Durham’s vaccination clinics, or at the Campus Ice Centre. Once the semester gets underway, the college will also implement pop-up vaccination sites throughout the fall. Vaccination receipts are provided to individuals after they receive their vaccination. They can also be downloaded from the Ontario Health website. Rapid testing for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals
  • All individuals coming to campus must complete the COVID-19 screening questionnaire where they will upload their vaccination receipts. [Note: additions to the app are currently underway.]
  • Those not yet fully vaccinated will receive a cautionary “yellow” status that will allow entry to the campus until such time as the on-campus Rapid Testing Site is operational.
  • Once DC’s rapid testing becomes available in mid-September, all “yellow” cautionary results will need to be accompanied with a clean rapid test paper receipt to garner access.
  • Rapid testing will be in place until October 17, at which time only fully vaccinated individuals or those with an approved exemption will be permitted to campus.
DC’s rapid testing will be available mid-September at: Oshawa campus: UL building (Ontario Tech University building adjacent and north of the Campus Library). Whitby campus:  Mobile rapid testing tent located at the southeast corner of the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food parking lot. Keeping you safe while on campus To learn more about what the college is doing to keep the campus community safe, visit DC’s COVID-19 webpage. Please note that public health and government guidance on measures for fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, and unvaccinated individuals may evolve and could affect DC’s vaccination policy. The college will continue to comply with all federal, provincial, and local public health regulations and will communicate regular updates to the campus community through email, social media, the DC Mobile app and our COVID-19 webpage. We appreciate everyone’s patience and co-operation and are looking forward to a new fall semester! IMPORTANT LINKS

WHAT Durham College (DC) to implement an on-campus vaccination policy this September. WHEN Effective Friday, September 3 DETAILS As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, DC is taking action to help reduce the impact of...

WHAT Durham College (DC) to implement an on-campus vaccination policy this September. WHEN Effective Friday, September 3 DETAILS As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, DC is taking action to help reduce the impact of the Delta variant and protect the health and safety of our campus community by implementing a vaccination policy for the fall 2021 semester. Taking effect on Friday, September 3, the vaccination policy requires all members of the DC community – students, employees, third-party contractors and visitors who are coming to campus – to be fully vaccinated by Sunday, October 17 with WHO-approved vaccination However, we urge anyone coming to campus before the deadline to be fully vaccinated by the start of the semester. DC has an obligation to provide a safe environment to work and learn. The decision for a campus vaccination policy comes after consultation with public health officials and colleagues in Ontario’s college system. This decision will go a long way in protecting the health and safety of our campus community and beyond in the fight against COVID-19. Commencing September 3, those coming to campus will be required to attest their vaccination status using the college’s updated COVID-19 screening app. Individuals requiring vaccines can book an appointment through the Province of Ontario’s booking site, at one of the Region of Durham’s vaccination clinics, or at the Campus Ice Centre. Once the semester gets underway, the college will also implement pop-up vaccination sites throughout the fall. Those who cannot be vaccinated, based on medical or other grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code, should request exemption before the start of the fall semester through contacting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@durhamcollege.ca. More details will be shared in the coming days and further information and FAQs will be posted on the college’s COVID-19 website.

WHAT DC encourages employees and students to do their part to end the pandemic by getting vaccinated. WHEN Thursday, August 12 DETAILS As Durham College (DC) prepares for the much-anticipated fall semester and a return...

WHAT DC encourages employees and students to do their part to end the pandemic by getting vaccinated. WHEN Thursday, August 12 DETAILS As Durham College (DC) prepares for the much-anticipated fall semester and a return to campus for many employees and students, we are mindful of the threat of a fourth wave of COVID-19 in Ontario and Canada. Despite the challenges ahead, our community has adapted through the pandemic, showing resilience and strength as we have kept each other safe and healthy. Today our Oshawa campus partner, Ontario Tech University, released information about their updated vaccination policy, which requires all on-campus students, faculty, staff and individuals accessing all campus locations to be fully vaccinated. At this time, DC continues to require vaccination for residence students only. However, we strongly encourage our DC community to be a part of the solution to end the pandemic by getting vaccinated. As September approaches, DC and Ontario Tech will work together to determine suitable processes for impacted shared campus spaces and will provide information as it becomes available. As we face challenges posed by new variants, each person who gets vaccinated helps reduce infection rates, takes pressure off the health care system, supports the recovery of our local businesses and moves us closer to safely experiencing important social, economic and recreational activities again. Please do your part by making informed COVID-19 vaccine choices. To learn more about how vaccinations will protect you, visit www.canada.ca/covid-vaccine. Learn more about our #DCProudToBeVaccinated campaign and frequently asked questions about vaccination by visiting www.durhamcollege.ca/vaccination. Together, we’re leading the way to beat COVID-19.

WHAT Registration for on-campus paid parking opens Tuesday, August 10 at 11 a.m. Paid parking will resume on Tuesday, September 7. DATE Monday, August 9 DETAILS In March 2020, on-campus paid parking was postponed due...

WHAT Registration for on-campus paid parking opens Tuesday, August 10 at 11 a.m. Paid parking will resume on Tuesday, September 7. DATE Monday, August 9 DETAILS In March 2020, on-campus paid parking was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Tuesday, September 7, paid parking will once again be required at the Oshawa campus for those parking on site.  Due to new parking system upgrades, all new and returning students who require a fall semester or annual parking pass at the Oshawa campus must register and pay for their passes online.   Note: Parking Permits are not being sold for Whitby until further notice due to construction; however, students can still park at the Whitby campus if spaces are available. Parking at this campus will be very limited and students are encouraged to use public transit. Enforcement measures for illegally parked vehicles will be in place. Annual and semester passes
  • Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Use the IPASS registration website to pay for your parking permit. You can choose to pay by credit card or pre-authorized payment. Please note: you will need your banking information upon registration to select the pre-authorized payment option.
  • You must use your @dcmail.ca email address to register.
  • After completing the registration:
    • You will receive an approval email within 24 to 48 hours.
    • An invoice will be issued on Sunday, August 15; the payment will be processed on Wednesday, September 1 and monthly thereafter, if applicable.
  • Please pick up your access card or hang tag before Friday, September 3. Pickup is at the Parking Services office in the Gordon Willey building at the Oshawa campus, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please remember to complete the COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to arrival.
  • If you already have a parking access card, you can input your card number when registering. This card will be activated upon IPASS approval. No further action will be required.
  • If you don’t already have an access card, you’ll receive one at no charge. You can request a replacement card for $25.
  • Parking gates will remain open to allow free access up to Tuesday, September 7.
Note: Founders Lots 4 and 5 (north and south of the Campus Ice Centre) remain solely reserved for staff and clients of the Regional Mass Vaccination Centre. Campus Security and Durham Region Police Services monitor and patrol these parking lots. Daily parking
  • Available in:
    • pay-and-display lots
    • gated lots
  • Fee: $5 per hour ($18 daily maximum).
  • Tap debit and credit card payment is now available at exit gates.
  • Pay stations accept cash, coins, debit and credit cards. They are located in Founders Lot 2 (southeast corner), and the Commencement Lot at the Oshawa campus.
Contact:
  • For questions specific to IPASS registration and parking payments, contact the IPASS office at 416.243.6990 or Precise Parklink at 1.888.783.7275.
  • For general inquiries, contact Parking Services.
LIMITED-TIME OFFER: Discounted rates Students will receive a discounted rate for Fall 2021 semester permits (September 1 to December 31) or yearly permits (September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022) purchased prior to Thursday, September 30, inclusive. Fall 2021 lots and rates:

LOTS AND RATES

Lot type

Semester rate

Annual rate

Discounted semester

rate

Discounted annual

rate

Founders 2 Access Card $325 $650 $260 $585
Commencement Access Card $350 $700 $260 $585
Simcoe Village Lot Hang Tag $300 $600 $240 $540
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WHAT On-campus paid parking will resume on Tuesday, September 7. Registration is required for all semester or annual parking passes, with discounted pricing available until September 30. DATE Wednesday, August 4 DETAILS In March 2020,...

WHAT On-campus paid parking will resume on Tuesday, September 7. Registration is required for all semester or annual parking passes, with discounted pricing available until September 30. DATE Wednesday, August 4 DETAILS In March 2020, on-campus paid parking was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Tuesday, September 7, paid parking will once again be required at the Oshawa campus for those parking on site.  Note: Parking spaces at the Whitby campus will be very limited due to construction and students are encouraged to use public transit. Enforcement measures for illegally parked vehicles will be in place. Parking Permits are not being sold for Whitby until further notice; however, students can still park at the Whitby campus if spaces are available. Due to new parking system upgrades, all new and returning students who require a Fall semester or annual parking pass at the Oshawa campus must register and pay for their passes online.   You will receive a link via email to the new IPASS registration website on Monday, August 9. This link will be live for registration on Tuesday, August 10 at 11 a.m. Annual and semester passes
  • Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Use the IPASS registration website to pay for your parking permit. You can choose to pay by credit card or pre-authorized payment. Please note: you will need your banking information upon registration to select the pre-authorized payment option.
  • You must use your @dcmail.ca email address to register.
  • After completing the registration:
    • You will receive an approval email within 24 to 48 hours.
    • An invoice will be issued on Sunday, August 15; the payment will be processed on Wednesday, September 1 and monthly thereafter, if applicable.
  • Please pick up your access card or hang tag before Friday, September 3. Pickup is at the Parking Services office in the Gordon Willey building at the Oshawa campus, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please remember to complete the COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to arrival.
  • If you already have a parking access card, you can input your card number when registering. This card will be activated upon IPASS approval. No further action will be required.
  • If you don’t already have an access card, you’ll receive one at no charge. You can request a replacement card for $25.
  • Parking gates will remain open to allow free access up to Tuesday, September 7.
Note: Founders Lots 4 and 5 (north and south of the Campus Ice Centre) remain solely reserved for staff and clients of the Regional Mass Vaccination Centre. Campus Security and Durham Region Police Services monitor and patrol these parking lots. Daily parking
  • Available in:
    • pay-and-display lots
    • gated lots
  • Fee: $5 per hour ($18 daily maximum).
  • Tap debit and credit card payment is now available at exit gates.
  • Pay stations accept cash, coins, debit and credit cards. They are located in Founders Lot 2 (southeast corner), and the Commencement Lot at the Oshawa campus.
Contact:
  • For questions specific to IPASS registration and parking payments, contact the IPASS office at 416.243.6990 or Precise Parklink at 1.888.783.7275.
  • For general inquiries, contact Parking Services.
LIMITED-TIME OFFER: Discounted rates Students will receive a discounted rate for Fall 2021 semester permits (September 1 to December 31) or yearly permits (September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022) purchased prior to Thursday, September 30, inclusive. Fall 2021 lots and rates:

LOTS AND RATES

Lot type

Semester rate

Annual rate

Discounted semester

rate

Discounted annual

rate

Founders 2 Access Card $325 $650 $260 $585
Commencement Access Card $350 $700 $260 $585
Simcoe Village Lot Hang Tag $300 $600 $240 $540
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WHAT COVID-19 Update: Vaccine requirements for students living in residence beginning this fall DATE June 21 DETAILS While students who are living away from home this year begin planning for the fall semester, Durham College...

WHAT COVID-19 Update: Vaccine requirements for students living in residence beginning this fall DATE June 21 DETAILS While students who are living away from home this year begin planning for the fall semester, Durham College (DC) is also preparing to welcome more people back to campus. As we prioritize the health and well-being of our employees, students and community, we are also taking actions to provide a safe and rewarding living experience for those staying in a DC residence. It’s with this in mind that DC along with our campus partner Ontario Tech University have made the decision to make vaccinations a requirement for students living in on-campus residences during the 2021-22 academic year, with support from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH). This means that students living in residence are required to have received at least one dose of a World Health Organization-approved COVID-19 vaccine and have their second dose scheduled. It is recommended that students receive their dose 14 days prior to moving in. So far, The World Health Organization has approved the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, and Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines. Some exemptions to this condition will be permitted for medical reasons or on grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Specific details around vaccination requirements and guidelines for residence students will be shared directly with students when they receive their official on-campus residence acceptance. Living on campus is a unique and rewarding experience – one that provides an opportunity to nurture life-long friendships and cultivate personal growth in a supportive atmosphere. Data continues to indicate that as the percentage of vaccinated individuals increases, COVID-19 case counts decrease. DC recognizes that increased vaccination rates play an important role in re-establishing a sense of normalcy and reducing on-campus transmission, while keeping our community safe.  It is our goal to ensure that students enjoy the full benefits of their residence experience when they arrive in the fall – and mandatory vaccinations as a condition of residence occupancy will help make this possible. DC is looking forward to a more vibrant and healthy campus experience this fall and is committed to helping stop the spread of COVID-19.  As such, we will continue to implement and communicate health and safety measures in accordance with DRPH. For more information about DC's response to COVID-19, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/coronavirus.

WHAT Today, the provincial government extended their stay-at-home order and its province-wide restrictions until Wednesday, June 2. During the extension, access to Durham College (DC) buildings and facilities will continue to be limited to students...

WHAT Today, the provincial government extended their stay-at-home order and its province-wide restrictions until Wednesday, June 2. During the extension, access to Durham College (DC) buildings and facilities will continue to be limited to students and employees attending previously approved in-person classes, labs and appointments. WHEN As of Thursday, May 13 IMPLICATIONS Under the extension, the below campus operation impacts continue until the restrictions have been lifted:
  • Remote classes continue as scheduled, and residences remain open.
  • Approved in-person learning activities at DC’s campuses continue to transition to meet additional restrictions that were introduced by the government in March 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. All other employees are expected to continue remote work.
  • Athletics facilities at both the Oshawa and Whitby campus remain closed, including the Flex Fitness Centre and indoor tracks, Campus Field House, and Whitby Fitness Centre. The Campus Ice Centre at the Oshawa campus remains open for vaccinations.
  • The Campus Library remains closed with curbside pick-up available.
  • The Campus Store remains closed with free delivery available.
  • For a full list of campus services and hours, please visit our COVID-19 campus operations
Today’s announced extension 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 One new positive case of COVID-19 has been reported at Durham College’s (DC) Whitby campus. The individual was last on campus in the main building on Thursday, May 6. DETAILS Those who are at...

WHAT One new positive case of COVID-19 has been reported at Durham College's (DC) Whitby campus. The individual was last on campus in the main building on Thursday, May 6. 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.
  • Activity at the Whitby campus continues as scheduled.
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 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 you are asked 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 you are 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. 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

WHAT One new positive case of COVID-19 has been reported at Durham College’s (DC) Oshawa campus. The individual was last on campus in the Centre for Collaborative Education on Wednesday, May 5. DETAILS Those who...

WHAT One new positive case of COVID-19 has been reported at Durham College’s (DC) Oshawa campus. The individual was last on campus in the Centre for Collaborative Education on Wednesday, May 5. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 you are asked 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 you are 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

WHAT One new positive case of COVID-19 has been reported at Durham College’s (DC) Oshawa campus. The individual was last on campus in the Gordon Willey building on Friday, April 30. DETAILS Those who are...

WHAT One new positive case of COVID-19 has been reported at Durham College’s (DC) Oshawa campus. The individual was last on campus in the Gordon Willey building on Friday, April 30. 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.
  • 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 you are asked 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 you are 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

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.
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                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.
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                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.
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                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.
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                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.
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                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.
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                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.
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                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.
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                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.
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                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.
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                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.
                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.
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                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.
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                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 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.