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.
March 30, 2020In light of the continuing uncertainty about our ability to safely conduct programming on campus over the next several months, Duke will be implementing the following changes for all university-sponsored summer programs:
March 29, 2020
March 29, 2020There are so many places for you to find support for yourselves and others. We are keeping a running list at our "Support for the
March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020On Friday afternoon, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order for residents statewide to stay at home beginning Monday, March 30, at 5:00 pm through April 29, 2020.
March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020Durham Mayor Steve Schewel issued a stay-at-home order for the city that goes into effect at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Durham County is set
March 25, 2020
March 25, 2020This message was sent to all students living on campus Dear on-campus students, We are writing to follow up on Mayor Schewel’s announcement that the
- 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.