Guidance for Programs in the Field

The Office of Global Health & Safety (OGHS) is dedicated to promoting the well-being of all individuals involved in Duke’s experiential programs. To achieve this objective, we have compiled a set of guidance documents aimed at assisting program leaders in confidently preparing and conducting their programs.

The documents cover important topics, including:

  • Procedures for handling a positive COVID-19 test result on a domestic trip
  • Steps to take if a participant in a residential program falls ill
  • Contact information for the OGHS On-Call Team during an emergency
  • Transportation policies, protocols, and recommendations

These guidance documents are only accessible by Duke community members and can be found in a secure Box folder. We strongly advise program leaders to review these guidelines to guarantee the health and safety of all participants.

If you have any questions or concerns about the guidance documents or have a suggestion for future guidance documents, please contact us by emailing We are here to support you in making your programs a success.