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 July 2

  • Johns Hopkins University is currently in Phase 1 of its reopening plan; on-campus laboratory research resumed on June 15. More information
  • Undergraduate instruction is scheduled to resume on Aug. 31, barring shifts in the current public health assessment. Campus classrooms and other buildings will operate at reduced capacity. More information
  • To the extent possible, courses will be developed with mixed modality, giving students the option of participating in-person or virtually. More information
  • Universal use of face coverings and physical distancing on campus are required. More information

Recent message: Plans for this fall’s undergraduate experience (June 30)

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

Zoom discussion with four JHU administrators
Undergraduate Instruction

A discussion of plans for undergrads to engage in campus life this fall, with a focus on academic issues

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