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. To date, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina.

Relief Efforts

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. 

Updates from Duke University

Updates from Duke Kunshan

Traveling 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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

See a list of Frequently Asked Questions about 2019 Novel Coronavirus here