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. 21

  • Johns Hopkins University is currently 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 will be held online for the fall semester. More information
  • Universal use of face coverings and physical distancing are required on campus, and smoking and vaping are prohibited; beginning Aug. 26, daily health checks will be required for anyone returning to campus. More information 
  • The university’s Return to Campus Guidance, updated on Aug. 21, details operational issues, health and safety guidance, expectations for use of campus facilities, and approaches for support of vulnerable individuals. 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

Return to Campus Guidance town hall
Return to Campus Guidance

Learn about updates to guidance that will govern health, safety, and operational practices on JHU’s campuses this fall.

Fall plans for undergrads

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

Financial Mitigation

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