February 12, 2021

Dear Students,

We are so thrilled to have you back on the Homewood campus. As the semester continues, we must continue to stay vigilant about following the science and adhering to all public health guidelines to keep ourselves and our community healthy and safe.

As part of this effort to ensure each other’s safety, we are asking students to register any travel plans with our COVID Support Team. While we strongly discourage travel this semester, we recognize there are situations in which students may have to leave the greater Baltimore area. Travel registration will help us make sure students are able to receive their weekly testing or, if they are not, to understand why. Please review the information below for more details, and reach out to the COVID Support Team if you have any questions.

Stay safe and be well,

Alanna W. Shanahan
Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Important Takeaways

  • Homewood undergraduates are asked to register travel outside the Baltimore area
  • Registration is done through the Prodensity app or website
  • Upon return to Baltimore after any travel, students must quarantine until receiving a negative test
  • Students taking a leave of absence can indicate this through the travel registry and be removed from the required COVID testing queue

Details

Students who plan to travel outside the greater Baltimore area anytime during the spring semester are asked to register their travel through Prodensity. This registration process is not an approval process, but rather an opportunity for students to make the university aware of their plans. The registration form can be accessed through “Settings” on Prodensity, and it is titled “Campus Status and Travel Registration.” Note that the registration form will not be visible if using an older version of Prodensity, so make sure the app is updated to the latest version. On the form, students will be asked a few questions about when and where they are traveling, with whom, and the mode of travel they’ll be using. Make sure to fill out the form in its entirety with as many details as possible.

The COVID Support Team will manage the travel registry and help students stay within their testing compliance. If travel plans change from the timeline the student registered, the student can and should update this information through Prodensity. Once their return date is updated, the student will automatically be placed back in the queue for on-campus COVID testing. If students return to campus earlier than anticipated without having changed their Prodensity information, they may be contacted by a member of the COVID Support Team.

When students return from travel they are expected to adhere to both state and university guidelines about return from travel. The university requires that students quarantine until their first negative COVID test after returning to campus from traveling. Students are allowed to leave quarantine to get food and to get their COVID test but should otherwise remain in quarantine until receiving a negative test result. If a student tests positive after returning from travel, they will be contacted by Student Health regarding next steps.

Have Questions?

Contact the COVID Support Team at covidsupport@jhu.edu for questions related to the travel registration process.

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