Students, Faculty and Staff can find answers to FAQs and additional resources at the following websites:

Resources for students

Keep Learning


Resources for Faculty

Flexible Teaching


Resources for staff

Keep Working


 Those are posted on Duke Today.

Last spring, the university established a number of working groups to prepare for every aspect of Duke’s return to campus.  These working groups have included numerous individuals from across the university and Health System, and have focused on health and safety, academic policies, residential life, laboratories and research, athletics, financial issues and other areas.  Team 2021, co-chaired by vice president for administration Kyle Cavanaugh and executive vice provost Jennifer Francis, has coordinated the activities of these working groups and provided recommendations and options to President Price and the university leadership for consideration and action.

Duke’s highest priority has been the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community. We have relied on Duke experts in infectious diseases, epidemiology, environmental health and testing, as well as the latest research and best practices and our experience with the continuous operation of our hospitals and clinics, to devise our policies and protocols for campus. We will continuously assess all our public health measures to ensure that the Duke campus is as safe as possible.

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 contact Student Health (for students) or Employee Health (for faculty and staff) for further guidance.

Yes, you really need to wear a face covering unless you are in private, confined space. Really.

We expect all members of the Duke community to abide by the Duke Compact. For more information please see Community Responsibility.

The university is continuously monitoring campus, local, state and national trends and will adjust policies and operations as needed to protect the health and safety of the Duke community.

Yes. All students, faculty, and staff must continue to complete symptom monitoring in order to access campus facilities. 

Yes. Everyone called for surveillance testing should still participate as scheduled, regardless of vaccination status. 

Yes. Duke’s mask policies apply to everyone, regardless of vaccination status. You should also continue to practice good hand hygiene, keep your distance from others, and avoid large gatherings. Dr. Cameron Wolfe explains why in this video from Duke Health: Should I Keep Wearing a Mask After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine?

For general information on Duke’s response to COVID-19, the best way to keep updated with this very dynamic and evolving situation is to visit the Student Affairs FAQ.

The International House has also composed the following list of helpful links:

More information and guidelines for laboratories and research activity at Duke is available at the following sites: 

Duke Libraries have implemented new policies and procedures to make resources available to the Duke community in the safest way possible. Read more about Duke Libraries Coronavirus Response and find answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Beginning with members of the football program on July 12, Duke University student-athletes will commence a phased return to campus.

The Blue Devil women’s soccer team is scheduled to return to campus on July 21, followed by volleyball (July 27), field hockey (July 29), men’s and women’s cross country (July 29) and men’s soccer (July 29).  Members of Duke’s men’s and women’s basketball programs are tentatively scheduled to return on August 2.

Upon arrival to campus, all student-athletes will be tested for COVID-19 and will be required to follow health and hygiene protocols established by Duke and national medical experts.  These measures are consistent with the procedures for all Duke undergraduate students.

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