Tuesday, March 21, 2023


University announces modifications to spring semester COVID-19 protocols

Effective immediately, the university will no longer require masks in non-classroom spaces on campus.

“It feels never-ending:” Nursing students reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic

Even as the university welcomed students back to campus last fall, students in the nursing program felt unprepared for the hands-on environment. 

Gov. Carney lifts statewide indoor mask mandate, extends mask mandate for schools

A universal indoor mask mandate in Delaware is set to be lifted on Friday, while the state's school mask requirements are set to be lifted late next month, Governor John Carney announced on Monday, Feb. 7.

Gov. Carney issues indoor mask mandate for Delaware residents

As of Jan. 11, all individuals kindergarten-aged and older are required to wear a mask while in any indoor space open to the public regardless of vaccination status.

University to require COVID-19 testing for winter session, shift in-person classes online

On Thursday, Dec. 30, the university announced that all students, faculty and staff who will be on campus during winter session are required to test for COVID-19 at a university testing site for the first week of January. In addition, the majority of winter session classes will shift to an online format for the first week.

University to require COVID-19 booster shot for spring semester

On Thursday, Dec. 16, the university announced that students will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster shot for the upcoming spring semester.

Students express unease, frustration with campus COVID-19 testing

Each week, thousands of students participate in COVID-19 testing at sites on campus — and so far, more than 300 have tested positive.

Newark to rework private gathering ordinance as COVID-19 cases rise on campus

Newark City Council will begin to pursue an updated ordinance regarding private gatherings within city limits following Monday night’s virtual meeting.

University announces visitors must have proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test

Beginning September 10, all visitors to the university must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 72 hours.

A behind-the-scenes look at the university’s COVID-19 protocols

As students geared up for the fall semester — packing their shower caddies, glancing over their syllabi and most crucially, getting their COVID-19 vaccines — the health experts at the university monitored COVID-19 data locally and nationally to create its plans and mandates for the semester.

University to require masks indoors

At the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, students must wear masks in campus buildings — including classrooms, hallways, laboratories, residence halls, dining halls and offices — whether or not they are vaccinated.

Distrust, bureaucracy and a lack of messengers: why many are still reluctant to seek vaccinations more than a year into the pandemic

Many experts no longer believe that the United States will reach the vaunted herd immunity threshold that is necessary for population-wide immunity from the virus, largely due to vaccine hesitancy.

Looking back at the university’s decision to terminate club sports

All club participants received an email saying that in-person club practice had been approved on March 1, but the university again decided to suspend all club sports shortly after that email was sent out.

Commentary: A retrospection on spring sports during the pandemic

Through postponements, cancellations and protocols, varsity sports at the university were forced to navigate shortened and unique spring schedules.