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

Need a test?


UD hosts surveillance testing events twice each week:

Individuals will randomly be selected to participate in testing. However, asymptomatic students and essential employees may pre-register for these events. Walk-ups will be permitted. 


  • Newark 24/7 Urgent Care Center, 324 East Main St. Approximately 1 mile east of UD's main campus. See website for details on COVID-19 Testing, or call 302-738-4300. This option is available to those with and without symptoms.
  • Faculty, staff and students may be eligible and request an at-home testing kit from the state of Delaware. This option is available to those with and without symptoms.
  • The State of Delaware and New Castle County also sponsor events on UD's campus. These pop-up events are open to the UD community and the public. Information on these events, as well as other testing options in Delaware, is available at the State of Delaware Testing Events page.  This option is available to those with and without symptoms. This option is available to those with and without symptoms.
  • Student Health Services provides testing to symptomatic students in the Newark area. Students experiencing any COVID-19 symptom (such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, congestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) should call SHS at 302-831-2226. A triage nurse will return your call and guide you through next steps. In many cases, nasal swab testing is available to symptomatic students directly through Student Health Services. This option is available to students with symptoms.

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.