Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Official updates from the University of Delaware regarding the current status of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the University community



For faculty and staff who are coming to campus regularly, you are required to complete a COVID-19 test before you return or, if necessary, during your first week back. After that initial test, you do not need to get tested again until further notice, as long as you do not experience COVID symptoms and the Daily Health Screening Form indicates that you are cleared to be on campus. 


This test can be done at one of the UD testing sites, which are available only for students, faculty or staff who need to be on campus regularly. The test can also be done elsewhere, such as a health care center or a testing site offered by the Delaware Division of Public Health or New Castle County. More information is available here. Faculty and staff who get a test at a non-UD site must upload the results to UD Human Resources.


Vaccination planning


University officials are working closely with the State Division of Public Health on plans for forthcoming distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Details will be announced as soon as plans are finalized.

Protect the Flock


It's up to all of us to #ProtectTheFlock. Whether you're in Newark or at home this fall, be sure to follow all guidelines to keep your community healthy and safe. Wear a face covering, monitor your symptoms, and maintain physical distancing of at least six feet apart. We'll get through this together. 

Protect the Flock:

Resources for Learning, Teaching and Working from Home


Supporting our community

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) at no additional cost. To access this program, you may call 800-343-2186 or visit their website. If using the website, you will need to enter the "State of Delaware" as the password.