Coronavirus: Updates on DKU’s response

Duke Kunshan is closely monitoring developments surrounding Covid-19 and is working hard to protect all our students, faculty and staff on campus and elsewhere. We will share updates as we have them on this page, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

There have been no reported cases of Covid-19 on the DKU campus. From March 10 to May 18, 2022, Kunshan city confirmed 12 cases of Covid-19. A further 374 asymptomatic cases have been recorded over that period and placed under medical observation.

Updates from Duke Kunshan University
Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on Covid-19, DKU’s emergency response, online courses, and undergraduate admissions. Those on campus should observe the Covid-19 Prevention and Control Policy at DKU.


May 23: Gradual reopening of Duke Kunshan campus
Apr 4: Closed-loop arrangements on campus
Mar 15: Latest Covid-19 Prevention and Control Policy


Sept 15: Checklist for returning for fall 2021
Aug 30: Fall semester campus opening
Aug 3: Important updates for students about fall 2021
Aug 2: Travel outside of Kunshan for research students, SRS, SELF
Aug 1: Changes to remaining summer 2021 CHSC course meetings
Jul 22: Fall and spring updates for international students and parents
Apr 14: Update on fall plans for admitted international students


Jun 23: Update for DKU staff on domestic travel
Jun 15: Fall 2020 updates for undergraduate students
May 11: Chancellors welcome staff back to campus
Mar 21: DKU to continue online instruction through spring semester
Feb 24: Chancellors’ letter to the DKU community
Feb 5: Information for DKU staff: Back-to-work plan
Jan 30: DKU extends campus access restrictions, plans online courses
Jan 29: Kunshan confirms first cases of coronavirus
Jan 29: DKU helps expedite return of international students’ passports
Jan 26: A special message to DKU parents
Jan 25: DKU postpones start of classes until Feb. 17; access to campus restricted
Jan 22: Measures to protect DKU against the coronavirus

For questions on the activities at Duke Kunshan, email

Information for Students

Resouces for Campus Access
Covid-19 Prevention and Control Policy at DKU
Using Coursera for DKU
Information on online courses
IT tools for online learning
CAPS: Seven ways to stay focused when studying from home

Information for Parents
You can find updates on webinars as well as an archive of the DKU Newsletter at Updates for DKU Parents. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for information on Covid-19, DKU’s emergency response, what this means for our undergraduate and Study Away programs, online courses for students, and international undergraduate admissions.

Information for Faculty & Staff
Resouces for Campus Access
Keep Teaching DKU provides guidance, strategies and FAQs about online teaching and information on how to receive support.

Important information and resources:

Anyone suffering symptoms including shortness of breath, chest pains, coughing, breathing difficulty or a fever of 37.8 C (100 F) or above should seek immediate medical assistance. Here are some basic health tips to minimize the risk of infection:

– Wash your hands regularly for at least 15 seconds with soap and warm water
– Avoid large crowds of people, such as at airports, trains stations, etc.
– Wear a surgical mask or N95 mask while outside
– Avoid close contact with people who have flu or cold-like symptoms
– Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
– Avoid unnecessary travel
– Exercise regularly to maintain good physical health
– Ensure your place of residence has good airflow
– Thoroughly cook meat and eggs
– Avoid contact with live wild animals and farm animals
– Avoid wet markets with live poultry

For health advice, situation reports and the latest travel advice, use the following resources:

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization (English)
World Health Organization (Chinese)

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