This page is a resource for ITEHP students to get information on the impacts of COVID-19 on the training program and on operations at Duke University. Rather than recreating resources that already exist, we are listing the most important centralized information hubs for our trainees.
What should I do if I feel sick?
Students, if you feel sick, you should call Student Health during business hours at 919-681-9355 and choose option 2 to speak to a triage nurse if you are experiencing any symptoms, believe you may have been exposed to the virus, or have any concerns. Student Health’s hours are 8 am – 5 pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri; and 9 am – 4 pm Thurs. Student Health is closed daily from 11:40 am – 12:40 pm.
You should call if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Runny nose or new sinus congestion
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms
- New loss of taste or smell
For urgent matters after hours, you may speak to a nurse by calling UNC Healthlink at 919-966-3820.
Medical emergencies should call 9-1-1.
Duke expects trainees, staff, and faculty to comply with guidelines and policies for returning to campus and working in labs. If you see something, say something. You can report a concern anonymously through the Duke Speak Up Program by dialing 1-800-826-8109, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Or you may use the online anonymous reporting form.
You may also raise concerns with your supervisor, department leadership, or the building coordinator.
Duke Reopening FAQ: Information posted July 26, 2020, about housing, academics, health, and other issues for the Fall 2020 semester.
Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE) Specific Updates: This site provides COVID-19 updates specific to the Nicholas School and the Duke University Marine Lab communities. Information includes resources for:
- Mental & physical health
- Funding assistance
- Food insecurity
- International students
- Durham and Marine Lab communities
NSOE Research & Field Work: (Net ID required) This page was set up to provide a central resource for Nicholas School-specific information related to the research community. This site is continually updated. Information includes:
- Lab scheduling templates
- Requests for building entry
- Requests for field work
Office of Biomedical Graduate Education (OBGE) COVID-19 return to work updates: Check this page regularly for updated information on impacts of COVID-19 on biomedical graduate education and training. ITEHP is part of the OBGE programs, and ITEHP direct-admits are considered to be OBGE trainees. Updates are listed chronologically on this page, with the most recent at the top.
Duke United: This site provides information on reopening the campus and many other aspects of the 2020-21 academic year, including campus operations, public health measures, and community responsibilities.
Duke Keep Learning: This site is the hub for student-focused information surrounding campus reopening and the fall semester. Information here includes:
- Learning strategies
- Wellness strategies
- Key resources
- Technical / technology support
Duke Keep Learning Graduate Student FAQ: This site provides general FAQ for all Duke graduate and professional students.
City of Durham Updates: Relevant local area information, including the any current stay-at-home orders.
Coronavirus image credit: Alissa Eckert, MSMI, and Dan Higgins, MAMS; Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Public Health Image Library (PHIL)