Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

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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.

The state of North Carolina is under a "safer at home” order in effect until at least July 17. The City of Durham and Durham County are under a combined "safer at home" order in effect until further notice.  

For information about Duke’s campuswide response, please visit the University’s Coronavirus Response website ( for the latest updates.

In accordance with the University's response, the Law School moved all teaching and learning to remote platforms for the remainder of the semester beginning March 16. Other actions affecting the Law School community include:

  • All Duke buildings are closed to the public and access to the Law School building is restricted to faculty and staff for essential purposes only.
  • All events on Duke's campus scheduled between now and July 31 at the earliest are being canceled, postponed, or virtualized.
  • All non-essential University- and Law School-funded travel has been suspended until further notice.
  • The Duke Student Assistance Fund has been established to assist undergraduate, graduate and professional students with unexpected and extraordinary expenses related to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Further details on these actions can be found below and at these dedicated websites: