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. To date, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina.
- Read about the Duke community’s support for front-line medical teams in Hubei province and how you can help
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.
- NEW: FAQ for DKU
- NEW: Updates for DKU Parents
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- Information for Undergraduate Students
- Information for DKU MScGH Students
- Information for DKU Medical Physics Graduate Students
- Information for DKU iMEP students
- Information for DKU ECE MEng students
- Information for DKU MMS students
Updates from Duke University
- Feb. 24: Monitoring the Spread of COVID-19 in Other Countries
- Feb. 16: Travel Guidance for Students
- Feb. 5: Beware of Coronavirus Email Scams
- Feb 1: Urgent Message With Information for Travelers from China
- Jan 29: Manager Memo: Guidance for Individuals Returning from China
- Jan 28: Message to the Duke Community Regarding Travel to China
- Jan 26: Update on Coronavirus and Travel to China
- Jan 26: Hubei Province added to Restricted Travel List
- Jan 25: Update from NC Department of Health & Human Services: Patient Tests Negative for 2019-nCoV
- Jan 23: Message to the Duke Community
- Jan 21: Duke Officials Monitoring Coronavirus Outbreak
Updates from Duke Kunshan
Traveling To China
- Jan 31: The U.S. Department of State reclassified its travel advisory to Level 4 – Do Not Travel to China
- Jan 27: The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends all travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China
Support for the Duke Community
There are many resources to support the Duke community during this time.
- The International House is a resource to lend support for international students and families.
- Students: DukeReach provides support to students and connects them with resources that will improve their experience and their environment here at Duke. Students who are not sure where to turn may find DukeReach to be especially helpful. Students can also speak to someone at Counseling & Psychological Services without an appointment, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Those who wuld prefer to build a relationship with a provider off-campus should contact referral coordinator Lia Gilmore.
- Faculty and Staff can call Duke’s Personal Assistance Service. This staff of licensed professionals offers assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. PAS services are available at no charge to benefit-eligible Duke faculty, staff, and their family members.
- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html
- The World Health Organization has information, documents and situation reports related to 2019 novel coronavirus. www.who.int/health-topics/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: https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/en/news/special-message-novel-coronavirus
- Information about the seasonal flu for the Duke community
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
See a list of Frequently Asked Questions about 2019 Novel Coronavirus here