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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Officials at Duke, along with health officials worldwide, are monitoring an outbreak of pneumonia caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that originated in late 2019. We are not aware of any 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases at any Duke campus or facility. We are providing this information to raise awareness and inform the Duke community.

Latest Updates

  • 2020 Full Frame Film Festival Cancelled
    March 11, 2020 Dear Friends of Full Frame: Yesterday, Duke University cancelled all sponsored events through April 20, 2020, which includes this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. At this time, we are in the process of notifying filmmakers, sponsors, donors, ticket buyers, and all of our stakeholders. We humbly ask for patience as our team works through ...
  • Guidance for the Research Community
    This page provides guidance and resources for the Duke Research Community to plan for potential impacts and to ensure research continuity during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Updates from Duke Chapel
    Duke Chapel announced changes to their events, including worship services and tours through April 20. The Chapel remains open for visitors.  
  • Information from The Graduate School
    The Graduate School has set up a page on their website to help answer questions specific to Graduate School students about program changes.  The page will be updated as more information is available.  
  • Update from The Rubenstein Arts Center
    Dear friends of the Ruby, In order to minimize health and safety risks from COVID-19 to our patrons, the larger community, and Duke students, faculty, and staff, Duke University has adopted new policies on spring semester classes, residential life, travel, events, and campus visitors. (Find this update and the latest information on Duke’s Coronavirus response website.) In ...

CDC Travel Notices and Duke Guidance

The following table summarizes the government travel notices and the Duke guidance. This table will be updated regularly as the status of countries or Duke’s guidance changes.

CDC Travel Notice Duke Guidance
Warning – Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel


  • China (this does not include Hong Kong, Macau, or the island of Taiwan)
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • South Korea
  • Duke-funded travel is restricted for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff until further notice.
  • Duke strongly recommends that anyone with personal travel plans to reconsider travel at this time.
  • Upon return, complete this registration form and self-quarantine at home for 14 days before returning to Duke.
Alert – Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions


  • Japan
Watch – Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions


  • Hong Kong

Updates for DKU Students

Information for all DKU programs will be posted here as soon as it is available. Please check back often for updates. 

For more updates for DKU students, please see the archive.

Updates from Duke University

For more updates from Duke University, please see the archive.

Traveling To China

Important Resources

What To Do if You Are Sick

  •  If you traveled to China 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
    • Ill employees should contact Employee Occupational Health & Wellness at 919-684-3136, option 2 and ask for a nurse; 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.