March 18, 2020

Duke Coronavirus Response

Officials at Duke, along with health officials worldwide, are actively monitoring the local and global health status of the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. Duke has taken proactive steps to minimize health and safety risks to Duke students, faculty, staff and the larger community.

During this time, Duke University and Duke Health remain open, and many of our operations and activities are ongoing, though with adjustments to working conditions.

Here are some of the steps Duke has taken:

  • In-person classes are being moved to a virtual format until further notice 
  • The Duke Chapel, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke Lemur Center, Rubenstein Arts Center, Athletics Hall of Fame, and Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center are all closed to visitors until further notice. 
  • All on-campus events – including Admissions tours, Chapel services, events at the Museum and Duke Gardens, and all athletic events – have been cancelled
  • The university has implemented travel restrictions and guidance
  • Resources for teaching and learning from a distance and working remotely have been put in place
  • Duke Health is sharing resources to help patients and community members help prevent the spread of COVID-19 

And here are some of the recent messages from Duke leaders to the community, the faculty, and students: 

This is an unprecedented moment for our university, our region and the wider world and we are grateful for the cooperation and support of the entire Duke community as we take steps to confront the spread of this virus.

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