UD resumes in-person Winter Session classes despite Covid case surge

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The University of Delaware is resuming in-person Winter Session classes after a one-week pause tied to the soaring number of Covid-19 cases.

“While the University of Delaware is continuing to evaluate and escalate measures to mitigate coronavirus spread as the surge of the Omicron variant continues across the nation, we also strive to provide the best possible student experience. Accordingly, for this Winter Session, please be advised of the following updated guidance effective Monday, Jan. 10, 2022,” a message to the university community stated.

UD last week saw more than 1,000 new cases of the virus, as shown in the dashboard. 

Note: The 159 positive cases on 1/3/22 are cases reported between 12/29/21 and 1/3/22


UD did change the free drop date to Jan. 28. That means students can receive a refund for the class with no W on their grades.

Those who test positive for Covid will now be required to isolate for seven days instead of 10 days. That’s two days more than Centers for Disease Control guidance.

“Recent data from the U.S. and U.K. demonstrate safely discontinuing isolation after 7 days, if asymptomatic, is effective for minimizing coronavirus spread. If your symptoms have not improved, you must continue isolation for up to 10 days,” the message stated.

Masks are still required in buildings at UD’s locations.