On-Campus, In-Person Programs

Duke Executive Education is continuing a few select on-campus, in-person classes starting November 1, 2021.

The health and safety of our community is Duke's priority. In order to diminish the risks of COVID-19 transmission in our area, campus visitors are expected to comply with the following guidelines when attending Duke Executive Education programming at the JB Duke Hotel. Guests must also adhere to any international or regional travel restrictions.

(Policy last updated October 5, 2021)


Prior to an Executive Education Program

Duke Executive Education program guests must check in at the welcome table in the lobby of the JB Duke Hotel to show documentation of a negative PCR COVID test received within 48 hours of their arrival to Duke's campus. Guests must also bring proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


During the Program

Well-fitted masks covering the mouth and the nose are required on the Duke campus in all indoor locations, unless exercising alone, eating or drinking, or otherwise not around others. After vaccinations, masks are the best way to prevent the spread of COVID. We have seen this on campus and in our health system.


  After the Program

If a program participant tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the completion of a Duke on-campus program, he or she will immediately inform a staff member of Duke Executive Education who will inform all other individuals involved in the program of potential exposure.


Due to the unpredictable nature of the public health situation, our safety requirements are subject to change as the situation warrants or as required to do so by the Duke  University, the city of Durham, the state of North Carolina, or by federal authorities.



Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be vaccinated if I attend a Duke Executive Education on-campus program?

 Yes, all participants in Duke Executive Education programs held at the JB Duke Hotel will be required to show documentation of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means that you completed your vaccine regimen at least 2 weeks before arrival on Duke's campus.

 How does Duke Executive Education define "fully vaccinated?"

The CDC and Duke Executive Education consider people fully vaccinated two weeks after the date of the final shot in the vaccine series.

Which COVID-19 vaccines does Duke Executive Education accept?

Participants must be vaccinated with a vaccine currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization (WHO).

Currently the list includes:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen
  • AstraZeneca
  • SII/Covishield
  • BIBP/Sinopharm
  • Sinovac/CoronaVac





Do I need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before I attend a Duke Executive Education on-campus program?

Yes, participants must show proof of a negative "PCR" COVID-19 test received no more than 48 hours prior to the start of the program. Results from home tests will not be accepted.

May I email you a copy of my documentation before arriving at Duke?

No, please bring the documentation with you

Participants in open-enrollment programs must provide proof of their vaccinations at the Duke Executive Education welcome table in the lobby of the JB Duke Hotel.

What can I use as proof of vaccination?

For proof of vaccination, please provide:

1. Your vaccination card with the name of the manufacturer of the shot, the lot number of the vaccine, the expiration date of the vaccine, dates when the shot(s) were given, the location where you received the vaccine, and finally, the signature of the person giving the shot.

2. A picture of the front and back of your vaccination card.

To show proof of your negative PCR test, please provide:

A test result must be in the form of written medical documentation (paper or photograph) and the documentation must include: test result, type of test, entity issuing the result, and the specimen collection date.

Will I have to wear a mask while I'm on campus?

A fitted mask, covering the mouth and nose, is required inside, except when eating. Scarves, bandanas, or gaiter masks are not acceptable substitutes for fitted masks. Duke Executive Education will have a supply of masks on hand that you can use if you don't have a fitted one.