Affiliates must come to one of several on-campus locations for mandatory or voluntary testing. Testing appointments can be made through MyChart (also available as a mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play). You must have an active MyChart account to participate in the testing and vaccination programs at JHU. If you are having issues activating your MyChart, call 888-676-3433 or email Testinginfo@jhu.edu.
The test is a PCR test based on a saliva specimen. All specimen analyses are conducted by an accredited laboratory that is located within the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and results are typically posted to MyChart within 24-48 hours. An email will alert you to check MyChart for your results when they are ready. In rare cases results make take up to 72 hours to appear in MyChart, particularly if you test over the weekend.
These results are suitable for travel; you can print out your test results by logging into MyChart from a computer, clicking on “Test Results,” and choosing the test that you want to print. However, please remember that results can take up to 72 hours to appear. For travel purposes, we recommend getting a saliva test at JHU 48 hours before travel, and if you have not received your results within 24 hours, you should go to a pharmacy for a rapid test.
Testing sites are primarily self-service, so you should check in at a kiosk and print your own label before testing. Staff are available during business hours (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., except during brief breaks and lunch) on weekdays at:
- Charles Commons
- O’Connor Rec Center
- Shriver Hall
- School of Nursing
- School of Public Health
- Carey Business School
- Washington, D.C. (SAIS)
If you arrive at a testing site and it is not staffed, please use the self-service kiosk to complete your test.
Asymptomatic testing for Hopkins affiliates is available at the following locations at this time:
Note: All testing sites closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.
|School or Campus||Location Information||Testing Hours|
|Homewood||Charles Commons (J-Card required for access; use Charles St. entrance; ramp and automatic door openers)|
Note: This site is limited to Homewood students, faculty, and staff student services staff. Open through May 31.
|Homewood||O’Connor Rec Center, through the lobby to the right, overlooking the climbing wall|
Note: Open through May 18
|Homewood||Shriver Hall, Clipper Room on 2nd floor|
The following dates will have adjusted testing hours:
May 18: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
May 19: 3–8 p.m.
May 20: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Note: Open through May 27 at 3 p.m.
|Eastern||3rd Floor, Room E301||M-F: 9am-4pm|
|School of Education||Room 224, faculty and student lounge |
May 17-27: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
May 31-Aug. 26: 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fridays
|School of Nursing||Pinkard Building, 1st floor lobby||M-Th: 8am-8pm|
|School of Public Health||Use Monument Street entrance|
Note: Open through May 18 at 3 p.m.
|Peabody Institute||Unger Hall, outside Student Affairs office near cafeteria||M-F: 9am to 8pm|
|Keswick||South building, Classroom B||M-F: 9am-4pm|
|Mount Washington||McCauley Hall, 1st floor, Mail Room||T/Th: 9am-noon|
|Carey-Harbor East||2nd floor library||M-Th: 8am-8pm|
|Washington, D.C.||SAIS Nitze building, 1st floor||M-Th: 8am-8pm|
Self-test kits available for faculty and staff
The university will provide free, rapid at-home COVID tests for faculty and staff. Each employee can pick up one free test kit (each of which contains two tests) from the following testing locations between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.:
- Homewood campus: Shriver Hall,
- School of Nursing: Pinkard Building, first-floor lobby
- School of Public Health, Monument Street entrance
- School of Advanced International Studies: Nitze Building, first floor
Test kits will remain available at these locations Monday through Friday, as long as supplies last
Self-test kits available for students
Students who are traveling over Spring Break may pick up a rapid at-home COVID test kit from the Shriver Hall or Peabody asymptomatic test sites weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. up until Friday, March 18. Students must pick up their own test and bring a student ID; you cannot pick up a test for friends and/or roommates.