Johns Hopkins University’s goal is to resume its suspended on-campus activities to the greatest extent possible as soon as is prudent.

We have developed guidelines for a phased resumption of research, instruction, and other activities during the coming months and into the fall in a manner that puts the health and safety of our community at the forefront and is consistent with the state’s Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery.

“The challenge ahead of us will require our utmost imagination and adaptability, as well as patience with and compassion for each other. We have no doubt that we will, yet again, forge a path forward that not only sets a high bar but ensures that all of us clear it together. We are truly grateful to each of you for helping us navigate this important moment for Johns Hopkins.”

President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Sunil Kumar

Community feedback

Your input is crucial. In addition to our formal task force working groups, we have created multiple avenues for community engagement, including a 20-member student advisory committee and a series of town halls and forums to discuss the guidelines for resuming on-campus activity. Comments and suggestions about the resumption of on-campus activities can be shared anytime.

Gilman Hall on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus
Return to Campus Guide

Recommended health and safety protocols as the university resumes on-campus activities

Instructional guidelines

General guidance on plans and considerations related to academic and learning activities

Research guidelines

Guidance for the phased reactivation of lab-based, library-based, and human subjects research

Screening + Testing

Recommended COVID-19 screening, testing, and contact tracing protocols for JHU campuses and facilities

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Undergraduate Life

The latest information on student activities and campus life, the academic experience and fall instructional calendar, health and safety protocols, and more

Recent messages

Recent coverage

Archived discussions

Undergraduate Life

A discussion of plans for housing, dining, and student life.

Zoom discussion with four JHU administrators
Undergraduate Instruction

A discussion of plans for undergrads to engage in campus life this fall, with a focus on academic issues

Screening + Testing

Session addresses screening, testing, and tracing to support the health of students, faculty, and staff

Financial Mitigation

A discussion of the context and rationale for the university’s financial mitigation plans related to COVID-19

Return to Instruction

Topics include instructor and student accommodations, safety, and preparations for mixed and remote/online modality


Help us protect each other

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Cover your face

Always wear a mask on campus

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Wash your hands

Wash or sanitize hands often and don't touch your face

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Distance yourself

Keep six feet between you and others

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If you have symptoms

Self-isolate and call 833-546-7546 right away