Kate and Julie Spoilers

According to Spoiler Sites, both Kate and Julie are near death. But one site says Ciara and Ben come to Julie's rescue and she survives. Not sure about Kate. I know Lauren Koslow has mentioned possibly leaving in the past, but no word currently. I can't believe her character would just be named DiMera head and she'd die. Of course, Rolf's formula could resurrect her. (But isn't that getting old?)