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

May 5 Update: 
UD students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by August 15.

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Looking ahead: Fall 2021

UD President Assanis has announced that University operations will support a campus experience more similar to what Blue Hens were familiar with before the pandemic, including in-person class instruction, full campus residence occupancy and activities. UD will continue working with state officials on guidance and public health considerations as the semester draws closer. The decision will ensure students have the greatest opportunity possible to experience the best of the University of Delaware.

Read: Looking to a robust fall

Protect The Flock

Safety recommendations to keep in mind


- Select a mask that has two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric; covers your nose and mouth; and fits snugly against the side of your face. Masks with a nose wire help prevent air from leaking out the top of your mask and fogging glasses. 


- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.


- Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.


- Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with someone who has COVID-19 and monitor yourself for symptoms.


Source: CDC website - Protect Yourself
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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 the HMS website. If using the website, you will need to enter the "State of Delaware" as the password.