Officials at Duke, along with health officials worldwide, are actively monitoring the local and global health status of the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. Duke has taken proactive steps to minimize health and safety risks to Duke students, faculty, staff and the larger community.
During this time, Duke University and Duke Health remain open, and many of our operations and activities are ongoing, though with adjustments to working conditions.
Here are some of the steps Duke has taken:
- In-person classes are being moved to a virtual format until further notice
- The Duke Chapel, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke Lemur Center, Rubenstein Arts Center, Athletics Hall of Fame, and Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center are all closed to visitors until further notice.
- All on-campus events – including Admissions tours, Chapel services, events at the Museum and Duke Gardens, and all athletic events – have been cancelled
- The university has implemented travel restrictions and guidance
- Resources for teaching and learning from a distance and working remotely have been put in place
- Duke Health is sharing resources to help patients and community members help prevent the spread of COVID-19
And here are some of the recent messages from Duke leaders to the community, the faculty, and students:
- The latest message from President Price to the community about this situation
- The latest message to faculty from the provost about resources and support to help them transition to digital and distance teaching
- The latest information for undergraduate students, including FAQ to help them through this transition
- Information for our research community from the Office of Research
This is an unprecedented moment for our university, our region and the wider world and we are grateful for the cooperation and support of the entire Duke community as we take steps to confront the spread of this virus.
April 6, 2020In light of new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in our region, Duke is issuing new guidelines for all employees and contractors required to work on-site to support critical operations.
April 6, 2020
April 6, 2020Dear Duke Students, Today we are opening up applications for funding from the Duke Student Assistance Fund which has been established to assist undergraduate, graduate
April 4, 2020
April 4, 2020Large parts of the Duke campus are closed in compliance with stay-at-home orders issued by North Carolina and Durham officials, and new restrictions are in place for those areas that remain open to protect the health and safety of the community.
April 4, 2020
April 4, 2020Due to concerns regarding the community spread of COVID-19, City of Durham and Durham County Governments have combined and amended their Stay-At-Home Orders effective April
April 3, 2020
April 3, 2020Dear student, Thank you for your patience as we have worked through how best to handle parking permit fees after having to quickly curtail and
- How to Protect You and Your Family from COVID-19 (DukeHealth.org)
- Patient Care Resources for Duke Health Staff (Duke Health intranet)
- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The World Health Organization has information, documents and situation reports related to 2019 novel coronavirus.
- The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) provides a brief overview of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in this video.
- The Duke Kunshan University website
- Information about the seasonal flu for the Duke community
What To Do if You Are Sick
- If you traveled internationally or domestically to any area with widespread sustained and ongoing community spread of COVID-19 in the last 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing, you should seek medical care right away.
- Ill students should contact Student Health at 919-681-9355, option 2 and ask to speak to a triage nurse before returning to campus.
- Ill employees should contact Employee Occupational Health & Wellness at 919-684-3136, option 2 and ask for a nurse for a risk assessment review and clearance before returning to campus (after business hours call the Blood and Body Fluid exposure emergency hotline at 919-684-8115).
- If you are seeking care, call ahead to your doctor’s office or emergency room and advise them of your recent travel and symptoms.