Discussions + Forums

Johns Hopkins is conducting a series of town halls and forums to discuss the guidelines for resuming on-campus activity and to gather feedback from the university community.

This page contains a schedule of upcoming events and archived recordings of past sessions. Comments and suggestions related to the process can be shared anytime via the JHU 2020 Planning feedback form.

Upcoming events

There are no events currently scheduled

Archived events

Town hall for faculty and staff

May 15, 2020

This session focused on issues relevant to faculty and staff, including public health scenarios for the phased approach envisioned by the university and work currently underway in the JHU 2020 Planning workgroups. View the presentation slides »

Town hall on resuming on-campus research activity

May 20, 2020

This session focused on issues related to research and relevant to faculty and staff, specifically the phased resumption of on-campus research activities.

Town hall on the JHU Return to Campus Guide

May 29, 2020

This session focused on preparing operational and safety protocols for activities in Phase 1, which largely involves a return to some on-campus research activities.

Town hall on instructional activities

June 5, 2020

This session focused on the JHU Return to Campus Instructional Guidelines and a number of general issues related to instruction under consideration by university workgroups, including planning for instruction in different phases, instructor and student accommodations and adjustments, health and safety in the learning environment, and preparation for instruction with mixed and remote/online modality.

Town hall on financial mitigation plans

June 10, 2020

Johns Hopkins hosted a virtual town hall event to provide a forum for discussion of the context and rationale for the university’s financial mitigation plans related to COVID-19.

Watch the archived broadcast (JHED login required)

Town hall on screening and testing

June 12, 2020

Members of the university’s planning workgroups shared the current thinking for COVID-19 screening, testing, and tracing to support the health of students, faculty, and staff during Johns Hopkins’ Phase 1 of reopening.

Town hall on undergraduate instruction

July 2, 2020

Members of the university’s planning team discuss the current plans for JHU undergraduates to engage in classes and campus life this fall, with a focus on academic issues.

Town hall on undergraduate student life

July 7, 2020

Members of the university’s planning team discuss the current plans for housing, dining and student life.

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