This message is being sent to all Duke faculty, staff and graduate and professional students.

March 20, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the message below that was just sent to all undergraduate students.  Based on the decline in positive COVID tests and the continued low rates among graduate and professional students, we have decided to lift the stay-in-place guidance as planned effective 9:00 AM Sunday. Therefore, beginning Monday morning, all classes will return to their Spring 2021 delivery mode, so please plan accordingly.

We will continue to closely monitor testing results and trends and will be prepared to insitute another pause in activities should there be another surge.   In addition, off-campus undergraduate students will only be permitted access to campus for classes, other academic purposes and essential services.

Thank you for the rapid and successful modifications that you all made to continue our teaching mission and student support during this past week. We greatly appreciate it and look forward to working with you and our students to protect the health and safety of our community.


Sally Kornbluth

Kyle Cavanaugh
Vice President for Administration

This message was followed by the full text of the message sent to undergraduate students earlier in the day. That message can be found here: