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 Aug. 6

  • Update: All undergraduate instruction, labs, and co-curricular activities will be held online for the fall semester. More information
  • JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Advanced International Studies, and Peabody Conservatory will offer remote instruction only this fall. More information
  • Johns Hopkins University is currently in Phase 1 of its reopening plan; limited on-campus laboratory research resumed on June 15, and other on-campus research activities can resume with approval. More information
  • Universal use of face coverings and physical distancing on campus are required. More information 

Planning a Safe Return to Campus

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

Recommended health and safety protocols as the university resumes on-campus activities

Instructional guidelines

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

Screening + Testing

Recommended COVID-19 screening, testing, and contact tracing protocols for JHU campuses and facilities

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

Fall plans for undergrads

A discussion of the move to online instruction for undergraduates this fall.

Screening + Testing

Session addresses screening, testing, and tracing to support the health of students, faculty, and staff

Financial Mitigation

A discussion of the context and rationale for the university’s financial mitigation plans related to COVID-19