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Coronavirus: Updates on DKU’s response

September 28, 2021

Duke Kunshan is closely monitoring developments surrounding Covid-19 and is working hard to protect all our students, faculty and staff on campus and elsewhere. We will share updates as we have them on this page, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

There have been no reported cases of Covid-19 on the DKU campus. Kunshan city has had no (zero) confirmed cases in 2021.


Updates from Duke Kunshan University
Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on Covid-19, DKU's emergency response, online courses, and undergraduate admissions. Those on campus should observe the Covid-19 Prevention and Control Policy at DKU.

Sept. 15: Checklist for returning for fall 2021 [Read here]
Aug. 30: Fall semester campus opening [Read here]
Aug. 3: Important updates for students about fall 2021 [Read here]
Aug. 2: Travel outside of Kunshan for research students, SRS, SELF [Read here]
Aug. 1: Changes to remaining summer 2021 CHSC course meetings [Read here]
July 22: Fall and spring updates for international students and parents [Read here]
April 14: Update on fall plans for admitted international students [Read here]

June 23: Update for DKU staff on domestic travel [Read here]
June 15: Fall 2020 updates for undergraduate students [Read here]
May. 11: Chancellors welcome staff back to campus [Read here]
Mar. 21: DKU to continue online instruction through spring semester [Read here]
Feb. 24: Chancellors' letter to the DKU community [Read here]
Feb. 5: Information for DKU staff: Back-to-work plan [Read here]
Jan. 30: DKU extends campus access restrictions, plans online courses [Read here]
Jan. 29: Kunshan confirms first cases of coronavirus [Read here]
Jan. 29: DKU helps expedite return of international students’ passports [Read here]
Jan. 26: A special message to DKU parents [Read here]
Jan. 25: DKU postpones start of classes until Feb. 17; access to campus restricted [Read here]
Jan. 22: Measures to protect DKU against the coronavirus [Read here]

For questions on the activities at Duke Kunshan, email

Information for Students
Frequently Asked Questions
Resouces for Campus Access
Covid-19 Prevention and Control Policy at DKU
Using Coursera for DKU
Information on online courses
IT tools for online learning
CAPS: Seven ways to stay focused when studying from home

Information for Parents
You can find updates on webinars as well as an archive of the DKU Newsletter at Updates for DKU Parents. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for information on Covid-19, DKU's emergency response, what this means for our undergraduate and Study Away programs, online courses for students, and international undergraduate admissions.

Information for Faculty & Staff
Covid-19 Prevention and Control Policy at DKU
Resouces for Campus Access
Keep Teaching DKU provides guidance, strategies and FAQs about online teaching and information on how to receive support.


Important information and resources:

Anyone suffering symptoms including shortness of breath, chest pains, coughing, breathing difficulty or a fever of 37.8 C (100 F) or above should seek immediate medical assistance. Here are some basic health tips to minimize the risk of infection:

- Wash your hands regularly for at least 15 seconds with soap and warm water
- Avoid large crowds of people, such as at airports, trains stations, etc.
- Wear a surgical mask or N95 mask while outside
- Avoid close contact with people who have flu or cold-like symptoms
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
- Avoid unnecessary travel
- Exercise regularly to maintain good physical health
- Ensure your place of residence has good airflow
- Thoroughly cook meat and eggs
- Avoid contact with live wild animals and farm animals
- Avoid wet markets with live poultry

For health advice, situation reports and the latest travel advice, use the following resources:

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization (English)
World Health Organization (Chinese)