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 Jan. 13

  • Johns Hopkins University remains in Phase 1 of its reopening plan; limited on-campus activities are permitted. More information
  • The university confirmed on Jan. 8 that it will offer expanded on-campus residential and educational opportunities for undergraduate students for the spring semester. More information
  • In preparation for a spring return, the university has established nine campus locations for mandatory and voluntary COVID-19 testing. More information
  • The draft Return to Campus Guidance, shared Dec. 18, details operational issues, health and safety guidance, and expectations for use of campus facilities in Phase 2 of the reopening plan. More information
  • Face coverings, physical distancing, and daily health checks are required for anyone on campus; smoking and vaping are prohibited. More information 
  • Data showing testing and test-positive cases among JHU affiliates is updated now updated daily on an expanded COVID-19 testing dashboard. More information

Testing information

The university has established nine campus locations for COVID-19 testing beginning in January. Routine testing will be required for all undergraduate students living in Baltimore and others who are participating in or supporting in-person, on-campus instruction. Affiliates must come to one of these nine locations in order to provide their specimens.

Testing locations

  • Shriver Hall
  • AMR II Blue Jay Lounge
  • Glass Pavilion
  • Charles Commons
  • Lacrosse Hall of Fame building
  • School of Nursing Student House
  • Peabody Maestro’s Café
  • SAIS Nitze building
  • Harbor East library


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

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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