COVID-19 Information for 2021-2022
COVID-19 ENTRY/SURVEILLANCE TESTING - WEEK OF MARCH 14, 2022
SURVEILLANCE TESTING: TBA
Week of March 14: Following Spring Break, Duke will resume a normal surveillance testing schedule for one week for all eligible students, as well as faculty and staff. Visit the Duke United website for locations and hours of operation.
Week of March 21: Required surveillance testing for asymptomatic vaccinated students will end. Surveillance testing will continue at a limited number of sites across campus for unvaccinated students, staff and faculty who are required to test each week, as well as those who wish to do so voluntarily.
Spring Break Travel/Exit Testing:
Students and others who need proof of a negative COVID-19 test to travel can get a PCR test next week at the Bryan Center. Tests will be available from Monday, Feb. 28 through Friday, March 4 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please inform the staff at the test site that you need an "exit test" rather than a surveillance test. A link to the test results will be sent by email or text within 24 hours.
- Regular surveillance testing is expected to continue through the week of March 14. Voluntary testing will remain available after the week of March 14.
- When called for surveillance testing, plan to go the day before, the day of, or the day after you are called to be considered complaint with the COVID-19 testing requirements and to retain campus access. Failure to complete surveillance testing results in deactivation of your DukeCard. Repeated failure to complete regular surveillance testing may result in additional restrictions.
- When possible, scheduled testing days for law students will be posted here on Monday mornings, as well as on the Duke Law Instagram.
- Testing site locations and hours may be found here.
- You may be called for additional testing days depending on your vaccination status or changing conditions reflected in weekly University testing data.
- COVID-Positive students may be directed to self-isolate according to the following University protocols:
- Vaccinated individuals who are asymptomatic (i.e. no symptoms) can end isolation five days after testing positive once cleared by Student Health and must then wear a well-fitting mask for the next five days when around others.
- Symptomatic and all unvaccinated individuals must continue to isolate for 10 days to protect others who could become infected and must be cleared by Student Health to end isolation.
- During the isolation period, students are not permitted to attend classes in person nor utilize campus facilities or in-person resources. Compliance with Student Health directives is required.
- If directed to self-isolate due to a COVID-positive test result, contact the Student Affairs Office to request livestream access for the duration of your isolation period as determined by Student Health. Livestream access requests should be directed to the Student Affairs Office only.
- Notify your professors that you will be missing class for the designated length of your isolation period. If you would like assistance contacting your professors, please email the Student Affairs Office.
- If your positive test is from a medical provider outside of the University, you will need to submit your positive test result to Student Health by sending a copy of your lab results to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll be removed from surveillance testing for a 90 day period from the date of your positive test result.
- If you have been in close contact someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, contact Student Health at 919-681-9355 for additional guidance.
- Student Health may advise you to be tested.
- If you are directed to self-isolate as a result of a positive test, follow up with the Student Affairs Office to request livestream access for the duration of your quarantine period. Livestream access requests should be directed to Student Affairs only.
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 Spring 2022 semester. In addition, students are required to provide proof of a booster shot by 10 a.m. on Feb. 15, or within 28 days of their eligibility under CDC and state guidelines, whichever date is later. Submit your documentation through Student Health Services