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.


Undergraduate Gathering Limits & Testing

10 Indoor

25 Outdoor

3x A Week Testing

Information for …

Current Status

As of May 12

  • Johns Hopkins University is actively planning for the staged return of activity to our campuses, with the hope and expectation that the university will be substantially back to normal this fall. More information
  • All students coming to campuses in the U.S. this fall who do not have exemptions are required to be vaccinated; all faculty and staff are strongly urged to be vaccinated. More information
  • The university is planning for the majority of staff and faculty to return to campus in person by mid-August. More information
  • JHU campuses no longer require face coverings in most outdoor spaces when 6 feet of distance can be maintained. More information
  • Shuttles are available from Homewood to the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium. More information
  • Any Johns Hopkins affiliate who would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through Johns Hopkins Medicine can now schedule an appointment. More information  
  • JHU is currently in Phase 2 of its reopening plan, with expanded on-campus activity for the spring semester. More information

Key Resources

Volunteer Opportunity

  • Students are invited to volunteer as greeters, guides, runners, or observers at the vaccination clinic at M&T Bank Stadium to increase the number of Marylanders who are protected against COVID-19. More information

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).

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 443-287-8500 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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