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Durham College (DC) is pleased to advise that fall semester program delivery information is now available online. While a few programs may continue to be offered remotely, we are excited to welcome most of our students...

Durham College (DC) is pleased to advise that fall semester program delivery information is now available online. While a few programs may continue to be offered remotely, we are excited to welcome most of our students to campus, where they will experience DC’s exceptional labs and academic spaces for the best hands-on learning with in-person program delivery. The following information details DC's plans for the fall 2022 semester for post-secondary programs:
  • The semester runs from Wednesday, September 7 to Friday, December 16
  • Reading week is scheduled for Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28
  • Programs will be offered in one of the following four formats:
    • In-person, on-campus – all courses are delivered on campus, and students attend in-person;
    • Hybrid – courses are delivered with a combination of in-person and remote;
    • Flexible – courses are delivered with some students and faculty in-person on campus and learning activities are broadcast to other students remotely at the same time; or
    • Remote – entirely online.
      • Fall semester delivery information can be found 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.
    Please note: DC will continue to keep the health and safety of our campus community top of mind, and decisions about program delivery may change due to public health and government direction. While DC remains a mask-friendly campus, face masks and proof of vaccination are not required at this time. We encourage you to visit our webpage for updates, resources and answers to frequently asked questions. We are looking forward to an exciting fall semester!

    Effective Monday, May 30,  Durham College (DC) is suspending masking requirements for entry to the Oshawa and Whitby campus buildings. While masks will no longer be required on campus and within college-run campus buildings, they...

    Effective Monday, May 30,  Durham College (DC) is suspending masking requirements for entry to the Oshawa and Whitby campus buildings. While masks will no longer be required on campus and within college-run campus buildings, they continue to be mandatory in the Oshawa campus Library, Dental Clinic and Campus Health and Wellness Centre, as well as the shared DC/Ontario Tech University Campus Corners space. Please note: masks will be required at DC’s spring Convocation ceremonies in June at the Tribute Communities Centre. We appreciate that everyone's circumstances are unique, and some will continue to wear a mask for personal reasons. DC is a mask-friendly college, and those who choose to wear one are respected for their decision. Public Health advises that mask-wearing and hand hygiene are effective against the spread of COVID-19 variants. As we've learned throughout the past two years, the virus spread and pandemic restrictions are ever-evolving. We regularly consult with public health authorities and monitor the province's guidelines, and our health and safety decisions are contingent on current public health conditions and directions. Should the situation in Ontario change, we may need to reinstate some decisions on short notice. Should that occur, we will communicate any changes as soon as possible. We encourage our campus community members to remain vigilant in managing your health and well-being and appreciate your ongoing cooperation and diligence. Important reminders:
    • Remain up-to-date on boosters when eligible. Vaccination remains the best protection against the worst effects of COVID-19 and its variants and is the most important way to protect public health.
    • Those who wish to continue to wear a mask are encouraged to do so.
    • Continue to maintain physical distancing wherever possible.
    • All those coming to campus are responsible to self-monitor closely for COVID-19 symptoms. If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive, do not come to campus and follow the steps outlined on our COVID-related illness reporting page.
    • DC’s response to COVID-19 can be found on our COVID-19 webpage.

    In April, Durham College (DC) announced that the college’s mandatory mask mandate would be extended until further notice, while proof of vaccination and pre-entry screening will no longer be required as of May 1. This...

    In April, Durham College (DC) announced that the college’s mandatory mask mandate would be extended until further notice, while proof of vaccination and pre-entry screening will no longer be required as of May 1. This means:
    • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a face mask or covering when inside college buildings until further notice.
    • Users of recreational spaces, including the FLEX and gymnasium in Oshawa, Whitby fitness centre, sports fields, Campus Ice Centre and Field house are not required to use face masks. Employees and spectators are required to continue to wear face masks.
    • Guests of DC’s restaurant, Bistro ’67 are not required to wear a mask, however, employees will continue to do so.
    • Pre-screening through the mobile app and checkpoints at entrances will no longer take place. All those coming to campus are responsible to self-monitor closely for COVID-19 symptoms. If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive, do not come to campus and follow the steps outlined in our COVID-related illness reporting page.
    • All entrances to our buildings will once again be open.
    Important reminders:
    • It’s everyone’s responsibility to remain vigilant and comply with the mask mandate.
    • Remain up-to-date on boosters when eligible. Vaccination remains the best protection against the worst effects of COVID-19 and its variants and is the most important way to protect public health.
    • Continue to maintain physical distancing wherever possible.
    • DC’s response to illness reporting is available at durhamcollege.ca/COVID.
    • DC will continue to monitor Ontario’s COVID-19 situation and make decisions to protect the health and safety of our campus community.
    We appreciate everyone’s flexibility, patience and ongoing efforts to keep our campuses and communities healthy and safe.

    Earlier this month, Durham College (DC) announced changes to its COVID-19 protocols, including removing the mask mandate as of May 1. Since then, we have closely monitored the COVID-19 situation, including public health recommendations, and have seen...

    Earlier this month, Durham College (DC) announced changes to its COVID-19 protocols, including removing the mask mandate as of May 1. Since then, we have closely monitored the COVID-19 situation, including public health recommendations, and have seen case counts and hospitalizations rise. As a result, DC is extending the mandatory mask requirement until further notice. This means:
    • All students, employees and visitors are required to wear a face mask or covering when inside college buildings until further notice.
    • Users of recreational spaces, including the FLEX and gymnasium in Oshawa, Whitby fitness centre, sports fields, Campus Ice Centre and Field house, and Bistro ’67, do not require face masks. Employees and spectators are required to wear a face mask.
    • Guests of DC’s restaurant, Bistro ’67 are not required to wear a mask, however employees will continue to do so.
    • It’s everyone’s responsibility to remain vigilant and comply with the mask mandate.
    Suspension of vaccination policy and active screening at entrances:
    • As of May 1, proof of vaccination will no longer be required.
    • Pre-screening through the mobile app and checkpoints at entrances will no longer take place. All those coming to campus are responsible to self-monitor closely for COVID-19 symptoms. If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive, do not come to campus and follow the steps outlined in our COVID-related illness reporting page.
    • All entrances to our buildings will once again be open.
    Important reminders:
    • Remain up-to-date on boosters when eligible. Vaccination remains the best protection against the worst effects of COVID-19 and its variants and is the most important way to protect public health.
    • Continue to maintain physical distancing wherever possible.
    • DC’s response to COVID-19 and illness reporting is available at durhamcollege.ca/COVID.
    • DC will continue to monitor Ontario’s COVID-19 situation and make decisions to protect the health and safety of our campus community.
    We appreciate everyone’s flexibility, patience and ongoing efforts to keep our campuses and communities healthy and safe.
    Updates to DC’s COVID-19 protocolsApril 4, 2022 at 8:57 am

    With the province of Ontario’s recent adjustments to COVID-19 public health measures, Durham College (DC) has been carefully considering how these changes will impact our campus operations moving forward. As a result, effective May 1,...

    With the province of Ontario’s recent adjustments to COVID-19 public health measures, Durham College (DC) has been carefully considering how these changes will impact our campus operations moving forward. As a result, effective May 1, DC is suspending our mask and vaccination policy requirements for entry to the Oshawa and Whitby campuses. While masks will no longer be required on campus and within college-run campus buildings, we will remain a mask-friendly college. We appreciate that everyone’s personal circumstances are unique, and some will continue to wear a mask for personal reasons. Those who choose to do so are to be respected for their decision. Public Health advises that mask-wearing and hand hygiene continue to be effective against the spread of COVID-19 variants. In addition to the masking and vaccination changes, designated entry points and active screening will no longer be in place and all entry points to the college will once again be open and accessible. The Campus Health and Wellness Centre, Dental Clinic and DC Spa will continue to follow health and safety COVID-19 symptom check requirements for client pre-screening. As we’ve learned throughout the past two years, the virus spread and pandemic restrictions are ever-evolving. We regularly consult with public health authorities and monitor the province’s guidelines, and these changes taking effect on May 1 are contingent on current public health conditions and directions. Should the situation in Ontario change, we may need to reinstate our mask and proof of vaccination requirements on short notice. Should that occur, we will communicate any changes as soon as possible. We encourage our campus community members to remain flexible and adaptive, and we continue to recommend full vaccination as the best form of protection against COVID-19 and its variants. All individuals are reminded of their responsibility to uphold the student and employee codes of conduct, including respecting college community members’ well-being and personal dignity and championing the college’s values of inclusion, integrity and respect. We thank the entire campus community for their patience and continued co-operation. For more information on DC’s response to COVID-19 and illness reporting, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/COVID.

    Last week, Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, announced further reopening milestones for the province, including lifting mandatory masking requirements in most settings as of Monday, March 21. In order to minimize...

    Last week, Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, announced further reopening milestones for the province, including lifting mandatory masking requirements in most settings as of Monday, March 21. In order to minimize uncertainty and continue to make the health and safety of our campus community a priority, Durham College (DC) will maintain masking policies at the Oshawa and Whitby campuses until at least the end of the winter semester. The COVID-19 vaccination policy, pre-entry screening requirements and illness reporting will also continue until that time. As the province transitions to a more sustainable and long-term approach to the pandemic response, we thank you for your continued patience and cooperation in keeping our campuses safe and our community healthy. For more information on DC’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/COVID.

    Durham College (DC) is pleased to advise that spring/summer semester program delivery information is now available online. With the province of Ontario’s recent adjustments to COVID-19 restrictions, DC is considering how this will impact our...

    Durham College (DC) is pleased to advise that spring/summer semester program delivery information is now available online. With the province of Ontario’s recent adjustments to COVID-19 restrictions, DC is considering how this will impact our spring/summer semester. Decisions regarding the college’s COVID-related health and safety protocols, including our vaccination policy and masking guidelines will be communicated in the coming days. The following information details DC’s plans for the spring/summer 2022 semester for post-secondary programs:
    • The semester runs from Monday, May 2 to Friday, August 12
    • Reading week is scheduled for Monday, June 20 to Friday, June 24
    • Programs will be offered in one of the following four formats:
      • In-person, on campus – all of the program is delivered on campus, and students attend in-person;
      • 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
      • Remote – fully online.
    • Spring/summer semester delivery information can be found 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.
    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!

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, Durham College (DC) has put the health and safety of its students, employees and campus community first by implementing strict COVID-19 protocols and pivoting as necessary to ensure continuity...

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, Durham College (DC) has put the health and safety of its students, employees and campus community first by implementing strict COVID-19 protocols and pivoting as necessary to ensure continuity of learning and a supportive remote and on-campus environment. Last month, the province of Ontario announced further changes to public health measures, including the removal of proof-of-vaccination requirements. At this time, these changes will not impact DC’s current vaccination policy. To provide certainty to our students, employees and community and continue to ensure the highest level of health and safety on our campuses, DC’s vaccination policy will remain in effect until at least the end of the winter semester. As a reminder, the vaccination policy requires all members of the DC community – including students, employees, third-party contractors and visitors – who are employed by DC or coming to campus to be fully vaccinated. The following DC health and safety protocols will also remain in place:
    • Proof of full vaccination must be uploaded to the COVID-19 pre-entry screening questionnaire.
    • All individuals coming to campus are required to complete the COVID-19 pre-entry screening questionnaire each day before accessing DC buildings.
    • All individuals are required to wear a face mask or covering inside college buildings.
    • Individuals should maintain two-metre distancing when in common areas, like hallways, lounges, the Campus Store, Campus Library, Computer Commons, etc.
    • All those coming to campus should continue to self-monitor closely for COVID-19 symptoms. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to campus, and follow the steps outlined in our COVID-19 reporting document.
    Despite the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has posed over the last two years, DC has continued to lead the way, offering quality education and the exceptional student experience that the college is known for, due in part to our stringent health and safety measures and the dedication of our students and employees. Thank you for your continued co-operation in keeping our campuses safe and our community healthy. For more information on DC’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/COVID.

    Earlier this week, the province of Ontario announced it will further ease public health measures, including lessening social gathering restrictions and increasing indoor and outdoor capacity limits. To provide certainty to students and employees, Ontario’s...

    Earlier this week, the province of Ontario announced it will further ease public health measures, including lessening social gathering restrictions and increasing indoor and outdoor capacity limits. To provide certainty to students and employees, Ontario’s 24 colleges will maintain their COVID-19 vaccination policies until at least the end of the semester. Masking, as well as all screening requirements and illness reporting will also continue for those coming to campus. Capacity limits, where applicable, will return to normal across campus. Thank you for your continued co-operation in keeping our campuses safe and our community healthy. For more information on DC’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/COVID.

    As a result of scheduled upgrades to the college’s IT systems, the COVID-19 pre-screening questionnaire will be unavailable from Friday, February 11 at 5 p.m. through Monday, February 14 at 6 a.m. At designated entry points, employees,...

    As a result of scheduled upgrades to the college's IT systems, the COVID-19 pre-screening questionnaire will be unavailable from Friday, February 11 at 5 p.m. through Monday, February 14 at 6 a.m. At designated entry points, employees, students and visitors requiring access to campus during this time period will be required to:
    • Present a paper or digital copy of their second vaccination receipt to security personnel.
    • Verbally screen for COVID-19 symptoms.
    Individuals requiring access to campus the evening of February 11 are encouraged to sign in and complete the COVID-19 pre-screening questionnaire prior to 5 p.m. to obtain a digital pass that will be in effect until 11:59 p.m. Please note: the Office of Campus Safety is not currently equipped to scan the new provincial QR code proof of vaccination.

    The Metrolinx GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinic will be at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus on Wednesday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to provide a safe and convenient option for people to...

    The Metrolinx GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinic will be at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus on Wednesday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to provide a safe and convenient option for people to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. This includes first, second, third and booster doses. Each bus is accessible and operates as a fully functioning vaccine clinic with the necessary supplies and trained staff. All COVID-19 safety precautions are followed on board, including the required pre-vaccination screening and post-vaccination monitoring. Oshawa campus
    • Wednesday, February 9
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • The bus will be accessible in Founders lot 2, between Founders Drive and Founders Gate.
    Walk-ins are welcome until supplies last or you can visit the COVID-19 vaccination portal or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to book an appointment. Individuals will need to use the postal code L1G 0C5 when signing up and mention the GO-VAXX bus clinic to ensure they schedule an appointment at the DC Oshawa campus.

    The Metrolinx GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinic will be at the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus on today, February 1 and the Oshawa campus on Wednesday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to provide...

    The Metrolinx GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinic will be at the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus on today, February 1 and the Oshawa campus on Wednesday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to provide a safe and convenient option for people to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. This includes first, second, third and booster doses, as well as the paediatric Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11. Each bus is accessible and operates as a fully functioning vaccine clinic with the necessary supplies and trained staff. All COVID-19 safety precautions are followed on board, including the required pre-vaccination screening and post-vaccination monitoring. Whitby campus
    • Tuesday, February 1 (walk-ins welcome)
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • The bus will be accessible in the parking lot off Stellar Drive, near the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food.
    Oshawa campus
    • Wednesday, February 9 (appointment required)
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • The bus will be accessible in Founders lot 2, between Founders Drive and Founders Gate.
    To book an appointment, visit the COVID-19 vaccination portal or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 the day before the clinic at 8 a.m. Individuals will need to use the postal code associated with the location when signing up and mention the GO-VAXX bus clinic to ensure they schedule an appointment at the DC Whitby or Oshawa campus.
    • Whitby campus: L1N 6A7
    • Oshawa campus: L1G 0C5
    Each GO-VAXX bus carries approximately 250 to 300 doses per day.
    Health and safety protocols on DC campusesJanuary 31, 2022 at 10:55 am

    Durham College (DC) is committed to operating its campuses in a way that ensures the health and well-being of our entire campus community. As more people return to our campuses, employees and students are reminded...

    Durham College (DC) is committed to operating its campuses in a way that ensures the health and well-being of our entire campus community. As more people return to our campuses, employees and students are reminded that appropriate COVID-19 risk mitigation measures are currently in place at the college, in consultation with Durham Region Public Health. It is important that all individuals continue to follow DC’s guidelines for working and learning on campus. Current safety protocols at DC include, but are not limited to: DC’s Vaccination Policy
    • All members of the DC community – including students, employees, third-party contractors and visitors – who are either employed by DC or coming to campus, college-operated property or college-sanctioned events are required to be fully vaccinated.
    • Proof of full vaccination must be uploaded to the COVID-19 pre-entry screening questionnaire.
    • Note: at this time, full vaccination does not include a booster shot.
    COVID-19 pre-entry screening questionnaire Illness reporting
    • If a student or employee is feeling ill; has come into contact with someone with COVID-19 or who is experiencing COVID-related symptoms; or has travelled in the past 14 days and has been directed to isolate; they must stay home and immediately contact casemanagement@durhamcollege.ca for further instruction.
    • Please review the COVID-related illness reporting process for more details.
    Enhanced cleaning and disinfection
    • DC’s campus janitorial service provider is performing enhanced cleaning, including disinfecting, of high-touch areas two to three times daily in all spaces and all washrooms three times daily; and taking immediate action on service requests from the health and safety officer for enhanced cleaning in specific areas.
    • Employees and students also have access to hand sanitizer at building entrances, in all learning spaces and common areas. Disinfectant wipes are available in common office spaces.
    Mask and face covering policy
    • All individuals are required to wear a face mask or covering inside college buildings.
    • Those who are unable to wear a face mask or covering for an extended period must complete a risk assessment by emailing casemanagement@durhamcollege.ca.
    • Masks are required in food consumption areas except while seated and eating.
    Physical distancing
    • Individuals should maintain two-metre distancing when in common areas, like hallways, lounges, the Campus Store, Campus Library, Computer Commons, etc.
    • Physical distancing of at least two metres from every other person in instructional space must be maintained, except where necessary for teaching and instruction that cannot be effectively provided if physical distancing is maintained.
    Upgraded ventilation Since March 2020, DC has commenced upgrades, where applicable, to the current ventilation systems the Whitby and Oshawa campuses, and Campus Corners. This includes:
    • Upgrades to DC air handling equipment where applicable, including the installation of air filters with a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) of 13, as per endorsement from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).These filters will capture virus particles to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread.
    • New centralized humidification systems added to the college’s central air handlers to assist in mitigating the aerosolized concentration levels of contaminants (such as viruses) in the air. These systems are currently undergoing commissioning and are expected to be fully operational by Tuesday, February 15.
    • The installation of ASHRAE-endorsed ultraviolet light (UV-C) systems in central air handling units as a layering technology to support the elimination of viruses in the air stream and living on HVAC air ducts.
    • The operational increase of fresh air make-up to the maximum possible level (dependent on outside temperature) and overnight building air flushes to lower aerosolized virus levels.
    For more information on DC’s Response Plan and safety protocols on campus, please visit the COVID-19 website.

    On Monday, January 31, Durham College (DC) will welcome more students and employees back to campus as remote learning in many programs transitions to in-person and hybrid delivery. The following information is a reminder for...

    On Monday, January 31, Durham College (DC) will welcome more students and employees back to campus as remote learning in many programs transitions to in-person and hybrid delivery. The following information is a reminder for students and employees about academic schedules and on-campus health and safety protocols, as well as updated campus operations. Schedules and program delivery Class schedules have been updated in MyDC for students to plan their return to campus and check meeting times and room locations. Please be aware that the updated schedules come into effect on Monday, and students should continue to follow their original schedule until Sunday, January 30. All schedule-related questions can be directed to the school offices. Campus operations Many provincially-mandated COVID-19 restrictions that were implemented at the start of the year will begin to ease as of Monday. As a result, the following changes will take place:
    • Athletic facilities, food services and the Oshawa campus library will re-open each with limited capacity.
    • Designated eating areas will re-open at both campuses.
    • Student services will continue to offer virtual and in-person, pre-scheduled appointments.
    Please refer to the Campus Operations chart for detailed hours and information. Coming to campus Those who are coming to campus must: How to find DC’s COVID-19-related information The COVID-19 webpage is DC’s official source of information on the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to check this site and your DC email regularly for the latest updates on academic program delivery, student support services, campus operations and coming-to-campus planning. You can also follow DC's official social media feeds and mobile app for updates.

    The Metrolinx GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinic will be at the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus on Tuesday, February 1 and Oshawa campus on Wednesday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to provide a...

    The Metrolinx GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinic will be at the Durham College (DC) Whitby campus on Tuesday, February 1 and Oshawa campus on Wednesday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to provide a safe and convenient option for people to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. This includes first, second, third and booster doses, as well as the paediatric Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11. Each bus is accessible and operates as a fully functioning vaccine clinic with the necessary supplies and trained staff. All COVID-19 safety precautions are followed on board, including the required pre-vaccination screening and post-vaccination monitoring. Whitby campus
    • Tuesday, February 1
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • The bus will be accessible in the parking lot off Stellar Drive, near the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food.
    Oshawa campus
    • Wednesday, February 9
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • The bus will be accessible in Founders lot 2, between Founders Drive and Founders Gate.
    Please note: GO-VAXX clinics are by appointment only. Walk-ins are not accepted. To book an appointment, visit the COVID-19 vaccination portal or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 the day before the clinic at 8 a.m. Individuals will need to use the postal code associated with the location when signing up and mention the GO-VAXX bus clinic to ensure they schedule an appointment at the DC Whitby or Oshawa campus.
    • Whitby campus: L1N 6A7
    • Oshawa campus: L1G 0C5
    Each GO-VAXX bus carries approximately 250 to 300 doses per day.

    Durham College (DC) will welcome more students and employees back on campus next month as remote learning in many programs transitions to in-person and hybrid delivery as of Monday, January 31. Students are advised to...

    Durham College (DC) will welcome more students and employees back on campus next month as remote learning in many programs transitions to in-person and hybrid delivery as of Monday, January 31. Students are advised to review the program delivery chart for information about whether the delivery method for their program and courses will change. Class schedules will be updated in MyDC on Monday, January 24 at 10 a.m. for students to plan their return to campus and check meeting times and room locations. Please be aware that the updated schedules come into effect, Monday, January 31. Students should continue to follow their original schedule until Sunday, January 30. All schedule-related questions can be directed to the school offices. In addition to increased in-person programming, many of our on-campus operations will resume in-person as well:
    • DC’s student services will offer virtual and in-person, pre-scheduled appointments.
    • Subject to public health guidance and government directives, the below services and facilities will re-open:
      • Athletics – as of Wednesday, January 26
      • Food services – as of Monday, January 31
      • The Oshawa Campus Library – as of Monday, January 31
    Please visit the Campus Operations section of the Coming to Campus tab on the COVID-19 webpage for more information on what is open in-person or remotely at DC. With an increased on-campus presence, employees should connect with their manager to determine whether they will be working on-site or remotely. As a reminder, the college’s Health and Safety team should be made aware of any reported student and employee absences that are related to illnesses and COVID-19 symptoms. If you are sick and cannot attend work or class, even if you are learning remotely or working from home, please follow the illness reporting protocol: We thank our entire campus community for their flexibility and patience as we transition back to campus this semester.

    With the winter semester about to begin, watch this message from President Don Lovisa as he welcomes our students to DC. 

    With the winter semester about to begin, watch this message from President Don Lovisa as he welcomes our students to DC.

    Welcome to the winter semester at Durham College (DC)! We are committed to providing you with an exceptional college experience, seamless supports and the high-quality education for which DC is known. Prior to the start...

    Welcome to the winter semester at Durham College (DC)! We are committed to providing you with an exceptional college experience, seamless supports and the high-quality education for which DC is known. Prior to the start of the semester on Monday, January 10, we encourage you to read the below information to prepare yourself for a successful and healthy year ahead. IMPORTANT DATES
    • Winter semester: Monday, January 10 to Friday, April 22.
    • Reading week: Monday, February 28 to Friday, March 4.
    • Learn more about the semester’s important academic dates online.
    COMING TO CAMPUS Those who have been approved to come to campus must: Further information about coming to campus is available on DC’s COVID-19 webpage. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    • Parking – If you require a parking pass you must register and pay for your pass online or purchase daily tickets on-site. More information is available at durhamcollege.ca/parking.
    • U-PASS transit 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. For more information about registering for U-PASS, please visit durhamcollege.ca/upass.
    • Designated building entrances – Access to the Oshawa and Whitby campus buildings is limited to specific entrances to manage capacity. Please view access entrances on the COVID-19 webpage or by visiting durhamcollege.ca/map.
    • Student supports – At this time, most of our student support services are available remotely. A full list of student supports and operating hours can be found online.
    COMMUNICATING WITH YOU DC will communicate with you throughout the winter semester about the following topics in several ways:
    • COVID-19 – Communications will be sent via DC Mail and posted to the COVID-19 webpage. Should a positive COVID-19 case occur on campus, a contact tracing email will be sent to those who may be directly impacted. For more information about DC’s COVID-19 response plan, please visit the COVID-19 webpage.
    • Inclement weather – Should in-person campus operations be impacted by severe winter weather, DC will communicate relevant information through DC Mail, as well as post on the college's campus status webpage, social media and the mobile app. Unless a closure is communicated, DC's campuses remain open and operations unaffected.

    The winter semester is set to begin as scheduled on Monday, January 10, and we are excited to welcome new and returning students to Durham College (DC). As announced in December, many DC programs and...

    The winter semester is set to begin as scheduled on Monday, January 10, and we are excited to welcome new and returning students to Durham College (DC). As announced in December, many DC programs and most services will be delivered remotely where possible until at least Friday, January 28, with a limited number of students and employees permitted on campus for required in-person activities. Program delivery can be found online, however, course delivery details will be updated after Thursday, January 6 at 7:30 a.m. Students are encouraged to check their schedules on MyDC on or after that date to determine whether they will be on campus or learning remotely at this time. On Monday, the provincial government also announced further temporary restrictions in an effort to reduce transmission of the Omicron variant and support health units. These changes will be in place until Wednesday, January 26, and impact additional campus operations:
    • Indoor dining – food consumption is only permitted in the Oshawa campus Marketplace and Whitby campus Café, all other designated eating areas are closed. Physical distancing between tables will be required in these spaces, with one student permitted per table only.
    • Athletic facilities – closed for general use and remains available for in-class academic programming only.
    • Campus Store – open with capacity reduced to 50 per cent.
    • Library – closed until further notice but offering curbside pick-up at the Oshawa campus.
    Other than those pre-approved on-campus activities, employees who have not been asked by their manager to work on-site should work remotely and remain accessible via phone, MS Teams and email during business hours. As a reminder, the college’s Health and Safety team should be made aware of reported student and employee absences that are related to illnesses and COVID-19 symptoms. If you are sick and cannot attend work or class, even if you are learning remotely or working from home, please follow the illness reporting protocol: As the winter 2022 semester progresses, program delivery and/or on-campus class schedules may continue to change – however, we remain optimistic that we will resume more in-person operations as the COVID-19 situation improves.

    Please be advised that beginning Tuesday, January 4, the designated entry point at the Whitby campus Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology (CSTT) will be relocated to the central east entrance doors. The north main...

    Please be advised that beginning Tuesday, January 4, the designated entry point at the Whitby campus Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology (CSTT) will be relocated to the central east entrance doors. The north main entry doors will be closed. For access to classes and labs in the CSTT please proceed to the central east designated entry point. A map is available online for guidance. As a reminder, to further ensure the health and safety of our campus community, all those visiting Durham College (DC) campuses, including employees, students and visitors, must complete the COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Questionnaire. The Government of Ontario has mandated this screening process for all post-secondary institutions. Once completed, 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 completed the questionnaire. We encourage all students, employees and visitors to check our COVID-19 webpage regularly for updates including up-to-date information about coming to campus. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered on the COVID-19 webpage, please email dccares@durhamcollege.ca. Our ability to provide a safe on-campus experience depends upon each member of the DC community doing their part for our collective health and safety. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.

    Dear students, In September, Durham College (DC) implemented a mandatory vaccination policy to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our campus community. As the fall semester closes and we head...

    Dear students, In September, Durham College (DC) implemented a mandatory vaccination policy to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our campus community. As the fall semester closes and we head into the holiday season, the pandemic continues to evolve at an accelerated pace. While concerns are mounting, there are many unanswered questions about the Omicron variant, and we are working closely with Public Health officials to monitor the situation. With a continuation of our COVID-19 safety-first approach and in an abundance of caution, DC is taking steps to protect the campus community's health and wellness and provide as much certainty as possible to help your semester planning over the holiday break. As the pandemic evolves and changes are implemented at DC in response, we understand this will have an impact on your decision-making and planning. It is our hope to resume more on-campus activities when we are able to safely do so. At this time, the below changes will remain in effect until at least Friday, January 28. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate any additional updates via DC Mail, on our website and on social media once we have a better sense of the impacts of the Omicron variant. Please check our winter semester program delivery chart and program pages regularly. This week’s classes will continue as planned with current health and safety protocols in place, including pre-screening, mask wearing, hand hygiene and physical distancing. Winter semester classes Winter semester classes will begin as scheduled on Monday, January 10. Programs will be delivered remotely where possible, with a limited number of students coming to campus for required in-person activities, such as labs, shops and clinicals. You will receive a communication from your school office confirming your course delivery for the period of Monday, January 10 to Friday, January 28 in the coming days. Building access Buildings will remain accessible through designated entrances for those who have scheduled on-campus classes and activities. Current health and safety protocols (pre-screening, mask wearing, hand hygiene and physical distancing) remain in place. The campus Library will be closed for access and will offer curb-side service. Services Where possible, services will be offered remotely until the end of January, and possibly beyond. Our campus operations chart on the COVID-19 webpage is currently being updated to reflect these changes – please check back for specific service hours and accessibility. Residence Students are welcome to move in to residence when they are ready to do so. Residences will remain open to those students who are not leaving campus over the holiday season and all current Public Health precautions will remain in place. Dining service will close December 19 and re-open January 4. Students, including international students, should contact Residence with specific questions. Athletic facilities Our athletic facilities, including the FLEX centre remain open at 50 per cent capacity. The Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (CRWC), FLEX and Whitby Fitness Centre will close for the holiday break at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 23 and reopen on Tuesday, January 4. The above changes will provide important health and safety benefits as one semester ends and another begins. By planning in advance, we hope that everyone enjoys their upcoming holiday time, and focuses on their health and well-being and that of their loved ones. Vaccinations are our best defence against COVID-19 and there was an outstanding response to our mandatory vaccine policy As your opportunity to receive a booster shot arises, we encourage you to roll up your sleeve and continue to protect yourself, family, friends, and the campus community from COVID-19 and its variants. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, consult with the Province of Ontario and Durham Region Health Department and will provide additional planning updates early in the new year. By then, we should have a clearer picture of how the Omicron variant is playing out and affecting our campus community. Your cooperation and patience are truly appreciated as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic together. Wishing you a healthy and safe holiday season. Stay well, Don Lovisa President
    COVID-19 illness reporting reminderNovember 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

    As we head into the winter season and prepare to see more people on campus for the winter semester, please be reminded of the Durham College’s (DC) COVID-19 symptom and illness reporting protocol. While DC’s...

    As we head into the winter season and prepare to see more people on campus for the winter semester, please be reminded of the Durham College’s (DC) COVID-19 symptom and illness reporting protocol. While DC’s incidents of COVID-19 have been very low throughout the fall semester, the province is seeing a rise of COVID-19 case counts and expect this may continue as the winter weather approaches. To continue to prioritize the health and safety of our campus community, in addition to reporting absences to your supervisor (employees) and school office (students), our Health and Safety team should be made aware of reported absences that are related to COVID-19 symptoms and illnesses. For your reference, the decision-making/COVID-19 illness reporting process can be found on the DC homepage, the COVID website and on ICE for employees. Your cooperation is appreciated. Wishing you a safe and healthy winter season.  

    As a result of scheduled upgrades to the institution’s IT systems, the COVID-19 pre-screening questionnaire will be unavailable from Friday November 12 at 5 p.m. until Monday November 15 at 6 a.m. At designated entry...

    As a result of scheduled upgrades to the institution’s IT systems, the COVID-19 pre-screening questionnaire will be unavailable from Friday November 12 at 5 p.m. until Monday November 15 at 6 a.m. At designated entry points, employees, students and visitors requiring access to campus during this time period will be required to:
    • Present a paper or digital copy of their second vaccination receipt to security personnel.
    • Verbally screen for COVID-19 symptoms.
    Individuals requiring access to campus the evening of November 12 are encouraged to sign in and complete the screening process on the app prior to 5 p.m. to obtain a digital pass that will be in effect until 11:59 p.m. Please note: the Office of Campus Safety is not currently equipped to scan the new provincial QR code proof of vaccination.

    WHAT The Ontario government recently announced a gradual approach to lifting the remaining public health and workplace safety measures over the next five months. The first phase of this plan began on October 25 and...

    WHAT The Ontario government recently announced a gradual approach to lifting the remaining public health and workplace safety measures over the next five months. The first phase of this plan began on October 25 and has impacts on Durham College (DC) operations – see below for more details. WHEN November 8 DETAILS The province has lifted capacity limits and physical distancing requirements for post-secondary institutions, where proof of vaccination is required. For DC, this means:
    • Meeting spaces and common areas can now be used at full capacity, but no food consumption is permitted.
    • The large food consumption areas, such as DC’s cafeterias, now allow up to six people table capacity. Two-metre distancing will still be maintained between tables.
    • The capacity for indoor organized public events or social gatherings (not including academic environments) remains at 25 people.
    • The Flex centre and athletics facilities no longer require timeslot bookings for facility use.
    • The Durham College Spa is now open for select services by appointment.
    As more restrictions are lifted across the province, DC will continue to communicate the impact to campus operations. In the meantime, the DC community and visitors are reminded that the below health and safety protocols remain in place across all campuses. Vaccination and pre-screening All individuals attending a DC campus, college-operated property or college sanctioned event must:
    1. Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a World Health Organization or Health Canada-approved vaccination.
    2. Upload proof of full vaccination to the COVID-19 Pre-entry Screening Questionnaire before coming to campus or, for visitors, show proof of vaccination to security.
    3. Complete the COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to their visit.
    4. Wear a face mask or covering.
    Note: Individuals 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. More information about this process can be found in our most recent vaccination policy update. When to stay home or report an illness To protect the health and safety of our campus community, stay home if you:
    • Are awaiting COVID-19 test results.
    • Have COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Have been directed to quarantine/self-isolate.
    If you are feeling unwell, please report your illness immediately to: Face masks and coverings Face masks or coverings are required 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. 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.

    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
    Whitby Currently Not Available

    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
    Whitby Currently Not Available

    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.
                  WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IMPORTANT LINKS

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

                  WHAT Two new, unrelated positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Durham College (DC) – one at the Oshawa campus as well as a student studying off-campus. The risk to our campus community remains low. WHEN Tuesday, November 17 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that two additional DC students have tested positive for COVID-19. These two cases are unrelated to one another, with one student studying out of the Oshawa campus and the other studying remotely. DETAILS
                  • Oshawa student – last on campus in the G-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Thursday, November 12.
                  • The second student is studying remotely and has not been to campus this semester.
                  • Durham Region Public Health has determined a low risk to our campus community.
                  WHAT IS BEING DONE
                  • Risk mitigation measures, including appropriate cleaning protocol, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH).
                  • DRPH officials are in the process of completing any necessary contact tracing and will directly contact any student or employee who is determined to be at risk.
                  • Our students are currently isolating at home and being accommodated academically. We wish them a safe and speedy recovery.
                  WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IMPORTANT LINKS

                  WHAT Two new unrelated positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported a Durham College (DC) – one at the Whitby campus and one at Oshawa. The risk to our campus community remains low. WHEN Monday,...

                  WHAT Two new unrelated positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported a Durham College (DC) – one at the Whitby campus and one at Oshawa. The risk to our campus community remains low. WHEN Monday, November 16 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that two DC students have tested positive for COVID-19. These two cases are unrelated to one another, with one student studying out of the Whitby campus and the other out of the Oshawa campus. DETAILS
                  • Whitby student – last on campus in the shop area of the main building on Monday, November 9.
                  • Oshawa student – last on campus in the F-Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Monday, November 2.
                  WHAT IS BEING DONE
                  • Risk mitigation measures, including appropriate cleaning protocol, have been implemented at the college based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH).
                  • DRPH officials are in the process of completing any necessary contact tracing and will directly contact any student or employee who is determined to be at risk.
                  • The risk to our campus community has been deemed low.
                  • Our students are currently isolating at home and being accommodated academically. We wish them a safe and speedy recovery.
                  WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IMPORTANT LINKS

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

                  WHAT A new positive case of COVID-19 at the Oshawa campus has been reported today. This case is unrelated to all other cases that have been reported this week. WHEN Friday, November 13 IMPLICATIONS We have been advised that a DC student, who was last at the Oshawa campus in the SW Wing of the Gordon Willey building on Sunday, November 8 has tested positive for COVID-19. This case is unrelated to all other on-campus cases we have reported on.
                  • Risk mitigation measures have been implemented based on specific direction from Durham Region Public Health (DRPH) to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.
                  • DRPH officials are in the process of completing any necessary contact tracing and will directly contact any student or employee who is determined to be at risk.
                  • If you are contacted by DRPH, you are required to follow their direction.
                  • At this time, classes and activities will continue as scheduled and the only action required of you is to continue following DC’s protocol outlined below.
                  • Our student is currently isolating at home and being accommodated academically. We wish them a safe and speedy recovery.
                  Please be reminded of the college’s preventative safety measures when coming to campus and on campus.
                  • All coming to campus must complete a one minute COVID-19 screening questionnaireprior to arriving.
                  • If you are feeling unwell, or aren’t sure whether or not you should come to campus, please stay home, contact DRPH as well as:
                  • Review our COVID reporting documentfor steps to take when reporting illness.
                  • Wear a mask or face covering when inside campus buildings at all times.
                  • Sanitize regularly.
                  • Ensure physical distancing.
                  • Only come to campus for a scheduled class, activity, appointment or to use campus resources, such as the Campus Library or Wi-Fi access.
                  • Leave campus buildings immediately after your scheduled class or activity is over.
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