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The Return to Campus and Facilities & HSE workgroups of the JHU 2020 Planning task force shared the following final report on June 12. Comments and questions can be shared via the JHU 2020 Planning feedback form.
Johns Hopkins University is engaged in an intensive planning effort aimed at resuming on-campus activities to the greatest extent possible, as quickly as is prudent, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
This Return to Campus Guide contains recommended health and safety protocols to put in place when the university begins its gradual, multiphase resumption of on-campus activities. It is intended to apply to all members of our university community—Johns Hopkins affiliates (faculty, staff, students, post-doctoral fellows, and trainees), as well as contractors, vendors, visitors and guests—while on campus or in university facilities. We anticipate that these guidelines will evolve as the changing severity of the pandemic and our ability to respond to it allow us to move through the phases of our return-to-campus framework, subject to state and local regulations and our own public health assessment. The guidelines will be updated with community input in later phases of our response as we are able to increase the density and level of activity on campus.
These guidelines are based on detailed recommendations and analysis from the Return to Campus workgroup, led by Heidi Conway, vice president for human resources, and Andrew Douglas, vice provost for faculty affairs, and the Facilities & HSE workgroup, led by Bob McLean, vice president for facilities and real estate. They also reflect valuable input from the Student Advisory Group, review by faculty experts in the Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and feedback from the many faculty, staff, and students who have participated in virtual town halls or submitted comments and questions about the planning process.
The initial resumption of on-campus activities under these guidelines does not mean a return to business as usual:
This Return to Campus Guide will be updated. The guidelines will be revised based upon state and local regulations, public health guidance, and community input. University working groups focused on research, academic programs, student life, and other aspects of health and safety will provide details about how the issues presented in this document apply in specific contexts. Ultimately, each school, department, and program will develop local plans and protocols for carrying out our research, educational, and support activities going forward.
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.
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