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

Current Status

As of September 22

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: 

  • Given the rise in COVID-19 cases in Maryland associated with the delta variant, the university requires masking indoors, regardless of vaccination statusMore information
  • COVID-19 vaccination is 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
  • Only FDA-authorized COVID vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J/Janssen) will be accepted; individuals who have shared documentation of a different vaccine will be asked to get revaccinated. More information
  • Flu vaccination is required for all affiliates; proof of vaccination must be uploaded by Nov. 19. More information
  • Daily Prodensity health checks are requiredMore information
  • Once-weekly COVID testing is required for all undergrads this fall; twice-weekly testing will be required for all unvaccinated affiliates. More information
  • Classes and indoor events with fewer than 50 people are permitted, with capacity restriction exceptions made on a case-by-case basis. More information
  • Only essential university-sponsored travel, approved by your division, is permitted. 

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 is required for all faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate and graduate students who are 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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