Durham campus remains in orange status, lifts two restrictions for students living in campus housing

Feb. 25, 2021


Dear Durham Faculty, Staff and Students—

First, I want to thank you. We continue to see a decline in the number of positive COVID cases and by all reports the transition to in-person classes, which started yesterday, is going well. Thank you for your continued commitment to slow the spread and to the success and well-being of every member of our community.

With this decline and the desire to address concerns about isolation for students living in campus housing, we are going to lift two restrictions, effective immediately.

  • Students living in on-campus halls and apartments can visit other on-campus halls or apartments.
  • Capacity of on-campus lounges and bathrooms will increase to no more than six where permitted under COVID density requirements. 

We know these are challenging times, especially for our students living in close quarters. Please reach out to PACS 24/7 at (603) 862-2090 if you are feeling overwhelmed and in need of support.

All other orange operations restrictions remain in place until further notice. If these encouraging trends continue, we hope to announce a return to yellow operations Monday, March 1. Please continue to stay vigilant. 


James W. Dean Jr.