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

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Note to JHU affiliates

Johns Hopkins students, faculty, and staff who feel ill or are concerned about COVID-19 exposure should call the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Call Center at 443-287-8500, seven days a week, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. If you experience long wait times due to high call volume, you can use an online form in lieu of calling the center directly.

Current Status

As of January 20

Johns Hopkins University is in Phase 3 of its reopening plan and is substantially back to normal, with recent changes announced to navigate the challenges posed by the COVID-19 omicron variant. At this time: 

  • Masking is required indoors, regardless of vaccination status; masks must be N95s, KN95s, or a combination of a surgical mask and cloth mask. More information
  • COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots are required for all affiliates working or studying in the U.S.; on-campus booster clinics have been scheduled. More information
  • Daily Prodensity health checks are requiredMore information
  • Twice-weekly COVID testing is required for all undergrad and grad students; voluntary asymptomatic testing on demand remains available for vaccinated faculty, staff, and postdocs. More information
  • Undergrads living on campus will be required to test immediately upon their arrival in January and to quarantine in their rooms until they receive a negative result.
  • Protocols for isolation, quarantine, and testing of close contacts have been modified based on recent CDC guidance. More information
  • Classes and indoor events with fewer than 50 people are permitted, with capacity restriction exceptions made on a case-by-case basis; food and drink are permitted at outdoor events but prohibited at indoor events at this time. More information
  • Travel restrictions have been lifted, but affiliates are encouraged to take precautions to reduce the risk of infection during travel. 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).

Booster requirement for JHU affiliates

All eligible Johns Hopkins University faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate and graduate students who will be working or studying at a U.S.-based university campus or worksite will be required to get either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID booster shot by Feb. 1

Emerging evidence has shown that immunity to COVID wanes over time, particularly against the omicron variant, but that booster shots of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine provide significant additional protection. We believe this step will help prevent disruptions to our plans for an in-person spring semester.

Upload proof of your booster shot to the Vaccine Management System now or as soon as you’ve had your shot.

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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