COVID-19 Information for Fall 2021
SURVEILLANCE TESTING Week of October 10:
Monday, October 11, 2021. Welcome back from Fall Break! Be sure to go for testing today!
- You should expect to be called for surveillance testing at least once per week during the semester.
- If you miss a surveillance test on your assigned day, your Duke Card will become inactive. Plan to make up your missed test on the day after your assigned day. Any students who repeatedly miss their surveillance testing on their assigned day will be subject to additional restrictions.
- You may be called for additional testing days depending on your vaccination status, possible exposure identified through contract tracing, or changing conditions reflected in weekly University testing data.
- The testing day for Law School students will be posted here on Monday mornings each week and posted on the Duke Law Instagram.
- Additional answers to questions about the surveillance testing program are found on the University COVID-19 Testing page.
- For questions not answered on the University COVID-19 Testing page, in earlier communications from the University or the Law School, or in the University’s weekly testing notice emails, please email email@example.com.
- You will be placed in quarantine by Student Health for a 10 day period. During the quarantine period, you are not be permitted to attend classes in person nor utilize campus facilities or in-person resources. You must comply with Student Health’s directives.
- Notify your professors that you will be missing class for the designated period of your quarantine. If you are feeling ill and would like assistance contacting your professors, please email the Student Affairs Office.
- To request livestream access to your classes for the duration of your quarantine period, email the Student Affairs Office. Livestream access requests should be directed to the Student Affairs Office only.
- Contact tracing will be used to identify close contacts who may have been exposed. Vaccinated individuals considered to be a close contacts will be required to increase the frequency of surveillance testing and wear a mask at all times. Unvaccinated individuals considered to be a close contact of a positive student will be required to quarantine for 10 days.
- Focus on getting better! If you have additional concerns about catching up on coursework, please reach out to the Student Affairs Office.
- If you have been in close contact, particularly unmasked contact, with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, such as roommates or family members, contact Student Health at 919-681-9355 (after hours, students should follow the prompts to speak to a nurse.)
- If you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive, you will be contacted by Student Health and be subject to additional surveillance testing. Student Health may advise that you self-isolate pending your initial test result.
- In the case of a self-isolation directive from Student Health, notify your professors that you will be missing class.
- To request temporary livestream access to your classes while you are ill, contact the Student Affairs Office. Livestream access requests should be directed to the Student Affairs Office only.
- If you learn that you’ve tested positive, follow up with Student Affairs to request an extension of livestream access for the duration of your quarantine period.
If you are concerned about non-compliance or behaviors of another member of the community (including students, faculty and staff) that jeopardize health and safety and are not comfortable engaging that person directly, please e-mail Dean Hoye and/or Dean Gustafson. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can also contact Duke’s anonymous hotline at (800) 826-8109 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), or the Duke Office of Audit, Risk, and Compliance.
All students are required to provide proof of vaccination to Student Health or follow exemption rules as a condition of enrollment for the Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 semester.