Johns Hopkins has developed guidelines for a gradual resumption of activities with the health and safety of our community at the forefront of our thinking.

Current Status

As of July 26

Johns Hopkins University has moved to Phase 3 of its reopening plan and intends to be substantially back to normal this fall. Major changes include: 

  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated and have uploaded vaccine documentation are not required to wear face-coverings indoors; face-coverings are required indoors for those who are not fully vaccinated. More information
  • Beginning Aug. 1, COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate and graduate students who will be working or studying at a U.S.-based campus or worksite. More information
  • Free vaccination appointments are available to Johns Hopkins affiliates and their families on Thursdays beginning July 29. More information
  • Once-weekly COVID testing will be required for vaccinated, residential undergrads; twice-weekly testing will be required for all unvaccinated affiliates. More information
  • Daily Prodensity health checks are requiredMore information
  • Physical distancing requirements have been lifted, indoors and outdoors, though distancing is required for unvaccinated individuals when eating indoors. Spaces for eating will be available both in distanced and undistanced formats.
  • Classes and indoor events with fewer than 50 people are permitted, with capacity restriction exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Guests are allowed on campus; unvaccinated campus guests will be required to wear face-coverings while on the property. 
  • University travel has returned to normal policies.   

Anyone with concerns about noncompliance with JHU COVID-19 safety measures is encouraged to submit information via the confidential compliance line or call 844-SPEAK2US (844-773-2528).

Vaccination mandate

As of Aug. 1, COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate and graduate students who will be working or studying at a Johns Hopkins campus or worksite in the U.S.

Hopkins affiliates who are required to be vaccinated—and who were not vaccinated at a Johns Hopkins Medicine facility—must upload a photo of their COVID-19 vaccination record to the JHU Vaccine Management System, which will be available beginning July 1. Affiliates may also submit an exception request in the VMS.

Your Input is Crucial

In addition to formal working groups, we have created multiple avenues for community input, including a student advisory committee and a series of virtual town halls and forums. Comments and suggestions about the resumption of on-campus activities can be shared at any time.

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