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 Oct. 28

  • Johns Hopkins University remains in Phase 1 of its reopening plan; limited on-campus research and instructional activities are permitted with approval. More information
  • All undergraduate instruction, labs, and co-curricular activities are being held online this fall. More information
  • Face coverings, physical distancing, and daily health checks are required for anyone on campus; smoking and vaping are prohibited. More information 
  • The Return to Campus Guidance details operational issues, health and safety guidance, and expectations for use of campus facilities, and approaches for support of vulnerable individuals. More information
  • Data showing testing and test-positive cases among JHU affiliates is updated each Monday on the COVID-19 testing dashboard. More information
  • An update on the university’s finances was shared on Oct. 15. More information

Planning a Safe Return to Campus

Gilman Hall on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus
Return to Campus Guidance

Details on operational issues, health and safety guidance, and expectations for use of campus facilities

Health + Safety

Protocols and best practices for keeping our community safe and preventing the spread of COVID-19

Instructional guidelines

General guidance on plans and considerations related to academic and learning activities

Research guidelines

Guidance for the phased reactivation of lab-based, library-based, and human subjects research


Help us protect each other

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Cover your face

Always wear a mask on campus

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Wash your hands

Wash or sanitize hands often and don't touch your face

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Distance yourself

Keep six feet between you and others

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If you have symptoms

Self-isolate and call 833-546-7546 right away

Archived Discussions

University finances

A discussion of how the university is managing the financial challenges and uncertainty presented by COVID-19 (JHED login required)

Spring planning for graduate students

An update on planning for the 2020-21 spring semester, with a focus on academics, operations, student affairs, and health and safety measures.

Spring planning for faculty

A discussion of the planning process for spring 2021, with a focus on the guiding principles for decision-making and key areas of consideration.