Durham Deaf Services will not open on Monday, April 6th.
The instructors in the literacy program have contacted all of the students in the program. Students in the literacy program are encouraged to contact Stefanie or Behishta if you have questions, need support, or to clarify information that you don't understand.
If there are any individuals in the community who are deaf and need assistance with any forms or understanding regarding COVID-19, please contact Stefanie Gibbons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask you to keep checking our Facebook page for updates as well as our DDS website. Our staff is available to members of the deaf community in the Durham Region. If you wish to contact us, you can send an email to email@example.com or if you check our Facebook page you will see other ways to contact us, for example, Glide or Skype.
Premier Doug Ford is posting announcements with ASL interpretation. These announcements will keep you up-to-date as to the government's position on physical distancing/social distancing. It is still important for everyone to stay home. Please make sure that you wash your hands on a regular basis and do not touch your face, etc. If you have to go out please maintain a 6 foot or 2-metre distance between you and the next person. The only way that we will contain the spread of this virus is if we stay home. More information and updates of stats can be found on the government's website for COVID-19.
The Premier of Ontario Doug Ford has announced a state of emergency where only essential services are to remain open. The state of emergency is in effect until Monday, April 13.