Duke has recently expanded the travel restrictions currently in place related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), which may affect any upcoming travel plans you have. If you are planning to leave campus for Spring Break, we again strongly encourage you to reconsider any nonessential personal international travel, particularly to areas that are experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19.
We also want to make sure that you are aware that IF YOU TRAVEL TO CHINA, IRAN, ITALY, OR SOUTH KOREA (LEVEL 3) OR JAPAN (LEVEL 2), OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY THAT SHIFTS TO A CDC LEVEL 2 DESIGNATION OR HIGHER WHILE YOU ARE ABROAD, YOU MUST SELF-ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS OFF CAMPUS BEFORE YOU CAN RETURN TO DUKE’S CAMPUS.
This situation continues to develop rapidly, and no one can be sure how things may develop over the coming days and weeks. We want to make sure we are as prepared as possible for our students return to campus and WE NEED YOUR HELP.
All students traveling domestically or internationally
We are asking all students with any upcoming travel plans—international or domestic—fill out the Duke Travel Registry. Duke is not currently restricting any domestic travel, but filling out the travel registry will help us know who is traveling where, and enable us to reach you in the event that any circumstances change.
Students returning from locations with CDC Level 3 or Level 2 status
Any Duke student, faculty or staff members returning to the U.S. from an area with a Level 3 or Level 2 status from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WILL BE REQUIRED TO SELF-QUARANTINE AT HOME FOR 14 DAYS BEFORE YOU ARE PERMITTED TO RETURN TO DUKE’S CAMPUS, and must complete this survey with additional details on your travel.
This means that, as of today, IF YOU TRAVEL TO CHINA, IRAN, ITALY, OR SOUTH KOREA (LEVEL 3) OR JAPAN (LEVEL 2), YOU MUST SELF-ISOLATE OFF CAMPUS BEFORE YOU CAN RETURN TO DUKE. You will also be required to self-isolate off-campus if you travel to another country that shifts to a CDC Level 2 designation or higher while you are there.
Students returning from locations with CDC Level 1 status
If you are returning from an area with a Level 1 status from the CDC, you should self-observe for symptoms of respiratory illness and remain alert for fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. If you experience such symptoms, students should contact Student Health at 919-681-9355, option 2 and ask to speak to a triage nurse.
Regardless of your travel plans, please continue to follow the healthy practices recommended by health experts, such as washing your hands frequently (and thoroughly!).
We care about you and wish you all a safe, healthy and refreshing break.