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 the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Call Center.

These symptoms include one or more of the following:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Runny nose or new sinus congestion
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • New GI symptoms
  • New loss of taste or smell
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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 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.

When you call the JHCCC, representatives will discuss next steps, arrange for testing if needed, and assist in transmitting information to Occupational Health or Student Affairs. The JHCCC will also manage the process to identify and assist people who may have had contact with someone who tests positive.

Those who may have had meaningful exposure to a COVID-19-positive person will be notified by email. 

Asymptomatic Testing

The university currently has several campus testing locations where specimens can be collected. Affiliates must come to one of these locations in order to provide their specimens for mandatory or voluntary testing. 

The following testing rules apply:

  • Once-weekly COVID testing is required for all students¬†¬†
  • Twice-weekly testing is required for all unvaccinated faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows
  • Asymptomatic testing on demand remains available for all affiliates¬†