COVID-19 Resources

For current Covid-19 pandemic updates for the Duke community, including guidelines and requirements and testing, visit the Duke Coronavirus Response website. Key information you should know as of now:

Masking - Have masks with you at all times while on campus.

  • Durham: Masking is required in classrooms, on Duke buses and vans, and in all clinical settings.
  • Beaufort: Masks are no longer required in DUML classrooms as Carteret County has been below the ‘high’ level of community risk for two consecutive weeks (effective 9/13/22). Anyone is welcomed and encouraged to continue to wear a mask. Please continue to respect each other’s choices.

Symptomatic – If you are experiencing COVID symptoms:

  • Report symptoms using the SymMon app OR contact Student Health (919-681-9355, option 2).
  • Do not report to class (or work), and contact Student Health for symptomatic testing.
  • If in doubt, get tested: Duke offers asymptomatic testing for anyone who believes they may have been exposed to someone with COVID.

Positive Test – If you test positive:

  • Report your results
  • Wear a well-fitted mask, and isolate for a minimum of five days before returning to class.
  • Wear a mask for another five days after isolation.

Exposure – If you are exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID:

  • Student Health is no longer requiring exposed individuals to quarantine.
  • It is recommended, but not required, to have a post-exposure test at day 5 post-exposure.
  • If you are exposed and have no symptoms, you do not to alert/contact Student Health.
  • If you become symptomatic, then submit your symptoms via SymMon app and/or call Student Health for testing guidance (919-681-9355 option 2).
  • If you remain symptom-free, you can get testing at a surveillance testing site; if you want a PCR test, you must specifically ask for an "exit test" at a surveillance test location.

The Takeaway

  • Contact Student Health if you have COVID symptoms or a positive test result.
  • If you do NOT have symptoms (even if exposed), no quarantine is required and you do not need to contact Student Health.

More Covid-19 Resources and Contact Information

For current Covid-19 pandemic updates for the Duke community, please visit:

Community members at the Marine Lab will receive direct communications about COVID-19 updates, including testing schedules.

If your questions cannot be answered through the above Duke resources, refer to the following contacts: