While all Duke employees and students are encouraged to take vacation time, expert guidance recommends staying at home as much as possible while COVID-19 is still active, as is presently the case.
Should you choose to take personal travel, including for a summer vacation, you should make informed decisions when planning the travel, including where to travel, how to get there and what to do while there. Each of these decisions have the potential to impact not only you and your family, but also those with whom you will be back in contact upon your return.
Also keep in mind that COVID-19 may lead to governmental restrictions, which can be adopted and change quickly based on the virus, may delay or prevent your entry to other countries, your reentry to the United States, your travel between states and your travel to the Duke campus. There is also the potential of required isolation while traveling to certain states
Duke employees and students who return to campus are required to complete a daily symptoms checklist which will include a question about travel. Depending on the destination and nature of any travel, your ability to return to campus may be delayed.
Public health conditions and recommendations are being updated regularly, so we urge members of the community to consult with these CDC Travel Guidelines. Travelers should also consult with the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Dashboard for the latest on the prevalence of COVID-19 for their destination.