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Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that North Carolina would move into Phase 3 of reopening Friday at 5 p.m.

North Carolina lifts most coronavirus restrictions

The announcement came one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidelines on masking. All capacity and gathering limits and social distancing requirements have been lifted statewide. Masks will still be required in certain situations including crowded areas, public transit, schools and certain public health settings. 


Vaccine timelines vary at Duke's peer schools

While many members of the Duke community are beginning to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, the distribution timelines of Duke’s peer institutions are widely varied. On one end of the spectrum, schools such as Yale University are anticipating that every member of the student body will have the opportunity to be vaccinated by the end of the spring semester. On the other end, Cornell University is struggling to provide access to its student workers. 


A day of surprise and heartbreak: Weeks later, students look back on Capitol insurrection

On Jan. 6, Americans watched as rioters stormed the Capitol building. The insurgents broke into legislative offices and the Senate floor to disrupt the certification of the 2020 election results, which ultimately confirmed President Joe Biden’s victory. Having watched these events unfold from all over the world, Duke students expressed their thoughts on the riots.