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You may not report to campus unless you are free of ALL symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 or have been evaluated and cleared through a Johns Hopkins call center.
At this time, these symptoms include one or more of the following:
You are required to stay at home while you are sick or experiencing any of the symptoms above unless otherwise directed.
Any Johns Hopkins community member who feels ill or is concerned about exposure is encouraged to call the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Call Center at 443-287-8500, seven days a week, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The JHCCC supports all JHU students, faculty, and staff, although it is primarily intended for people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms who are currently within driving distance of Baltimore. Employees should also use the call center (not Occupational Health) if you need clearance to return to work after being tested or recovering from COVID-19.
The call center is staffed by Johns Hopkins nurses and physicians and specially trained nursing and medical students. When you call, a representative will instruct you about next steps depending on your circumstances. They will arrange for testing if needed and assist in transmitting information to Occupational Health.
If you test positive, you will be contacted by a health care worker with guidance regarding self-isolation, monitoring of symptoms, and general health advice. You will also be asked a series of questions as part of our contract tracing process to help determine if others may have been exposed in the workplace/learning environment.
Those who may have had meaningful exposure to a COVID-19-positive person will be notified without being told the identity of the patient and advised to self-quarantine for a period determined by the time of the initial exposure.
The university has established nine campus locations where specimens can be collected for testing. Affiliates must come to one of these nine locations in order to provide their specimens for mandatory or voluntary testing.
All undergraduate students living in the Baltimore area must have two negative COVID tests prior to attending in-person classes on Feb. 1. Testing 3x per week will continue throughout the semester (testing frequency may be increased, based on public health conditions).
Testing will be required at least once weekly for faculty, staff, graduate students, trainees, and post-docs who are either participating in or directly supporting in-person, on-campus classes (with exceptions for clinically-based instruction) or regularly exposed to undergraduates.
Testing compliance will be tracked in Prodensity.
Faculty, staff (including bargaining unit staff), and students who come to campus to work, study, or for any other reason are required to complete a daily health check on Prodensity. The short questionnaire asks specific questions to assess a user’s actual symptoms and/or exposure risks. Answers yield a status to a campus pass, which, along with testing compliance, can be used to grant/deny campus access. The campus pass expires after 12 hours. You may not report to campus unless you have a green campus pass.
At this time, and subject to change, the symptom questions are:
If you answer “No” to both questions, you are issued a green campus pass, which does not limit access to JHU facilities. If you answer “Yes” to either of the questions, you are issued a red campus pass, which limits access to Johns Hopkins facilities.
A resources section in the app provides quick access to important websites, phone numbers, and other tools for navigating campus. Prodensity also has a Support section featuring helpful tutorials, FAQ, and common troubleshooting tips.
Individuals should not access a JHU location without first completing the health check through the Prodensity app, the COVID Health Check website, or Kronos (for JHU employees who use Kronos for time tracking and attendance). Individuals should not disregard the instructions presented within the Johns Hopkins Prodensity mobile app. If the app presents a red campus pass, the user is required to self-isolate and contact the JHCCC.
Any person covered by this policy who fails to comply with the COVID Health Check requirement and provide accurate responses to the questions may be denied access to Johns Hopkins property and electronic resources. Those individuals may also be subject to disciplinary action under the Student Conduct Code (students) or the appropriate procedures applicable to faculty and staff.
Enforcement of compliance with the Johns Hopkins Prodensity mobile app includes:
Data captured in the COVID Health Check will be retained for 30 days and may be used to initiate a case investigation with the JHCCC. De-identified aggregation of data (number of users engaging with system, response rates, etc.) will be used for system monitoring and improvement. The Johns Hopkins Prodensity mobile app will also follow basic security guidelines such as:
For users unable to use Prodensity (e.g., they do not have access to a smartphone), the COVID Health Check tool is available through a webform on myJH. On their myJH Profile, users may opt in to receive reminder emails. Users identified as on-campus without completing the COVID Health Check will be automatically enrolled in reminder emails.
Help us protect each other
Always wear a mask on campus
Wash or sanitize hands often and don't touch your face
Keep six feet between you and others
Self-isolate and call 833-546-7546 right away