Details on the university’s vaccination requirement, how to submit documentation, and how to request an exception
Johns Hopkins has developed guidelines for the resumption of activities with the health and safety of our community at the forefront of our thinking.
As of September 14
Johns Hopkins University has moved to Phase 3 of its reopening plan and intends to be substantially back to normal this fall. Major changes include:
- Given the rise in COVID-19 cases in Maryland associated with the delta variant, the university has reinstated its indoor masking mandate, regardless of vaccination status. More information
- COVID-19 vaccination is required for all faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate and graduate students who will be working or studying at a U.S.-based campus or worksite. More information
- Only FDA-authorized COVID vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J/Janssen) will be accepted; individuals who have shared documentation of a different vaccine will be asked to get revaccinated. More information
- The university is hosting vaccination clinics for Hopkins students, faculty, staff, and faculty/staff family members ages 12 and older. More information
- Daily Prodensity health checks are required. More information
- Once-weekly COVID testing is required for all undergrads this fall; twice-weekly testing will be required for all unvaccinated affiliates. More information
- Classes and indoor events with fewer than 50 people are permitted, with capacity restriction exceptions made on a case-by-case basis. More information
- Only essential university-sponsored travel, approved by your division, is permitted.
As of Aug. 1, COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate and graduate students who will be working or studying at a Johns Hopkins campus or worksite in the U.S.
Hopkins affiliates who are required to be vaccinated—and who were not vaccinated at a Johns Hopkins Medicine facility—must upload a photo of their COVID-19 vaccination record to the JHU Vaccine Management System, which will be available beginning July 1. Affiliates may also submit an exception request in the VMS.
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.