Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Guidance for visitors to campus

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The University of Delaware campus is open to visitors, including vendors and guests, and all are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated before coming to campus. Campus visitors are required to follow UD’s health protocols. Anyone who hosts or sponsors a guest is responsible for sharing UD policies and ensuring that they are followed.

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  • Testing — Individuals are strongly encouraged to get tested 24 hours before their return to campus for the spring semester. At-home testing is widely available on and near campus.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 — You must isolate yourself for five days, then wear a mask for five additional days as symptoms improve. On-campus students will be asked to isolate at home, if possible.
  • If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 — You must wear a mask and monitor symptoms for 10 days, and are strongly encouraged to test five days after exposure or any time symptoms may develop.
  • Vaccinations — All UD students must receive a COVID-19 primary vaccine series plus one booster when eligible. The bivalent booster is highly recommended.  Faculty and staff are highly encouraged to be up to date on vaccinations, including the updated bivalent booster released last fall.
  • Face masks —  Masks are not required in most indoor settings on campus, except healthcare and clinical settings. For those returning to campus for the spring semester, this is a reminder that the CDC continues to recommend wearing a mask when you travel, particularly in airports, train and bus stations and on public transportation.

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For more information about the UD's response to COVID-19, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Supporting our community

  1. Caring for Our People: We prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater Delaware community. The welfare of our people remains vital to our success, and we will do everything possible to support the wellbeing of our inclusive community and maintain workforce continuity through this unprecedented public health emergency.
  2. Cultivating Academic Excellence and Enrichment: As a world-class institution, we continue to ensure that teaching, research, scholarship and service thrive as cornerstones of human and intellectual development, today and in the future. As student success is our priority, we will maintain academic continuity, even during crisis, via alternative course delivery formats as necessary. We are committed to resuming campus life and normal operations as soon as it is safe to do so.
  3. Invigorating Our Mission for Positive Change: We continue to fulfill our mission and create value-driven opportunities to make a positive impact on society through scholarly endeavors, innovative research, creative learning, community engagement, and operational excellence. As a community of idea giants, our faculty, students and staff are bold and resilient, and will always seek ways to remain agile and persevere through challenge with efficiency and innovation.

It is important to remember that the physical health of our community is equally connected to the social and mental health of our community. UD offers a number of resources for students should you need someone to talk to at this unsettling time. If you feel you have been discriminated against, please contact UD's Office of Equity & Inclusion at

The University of Delaware provides all employees, their spouses, dependents, parents and in-laws with access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ComPsych® GuidanceResources®.–at no additional cost.