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COVID-19 remains a serious illness, and we must continue to be diligent to prevent the spread of the virus. While we have simplified our policy, we strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination. Those who are up to date with COVID-19 vaccines have lower risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 than those who are unvaccinated or have received only the primary series. Updated COVID-19 boosters can help restore protection that has decreased since previous vaccination.

At this time: 

  • Johns Hopkins University has changed its COVID-19 vaccination policy. The university strongly recommends that all students, staff, and faculty receive at least one dose of any FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine. More information
  • Masking is optional in all campus, classroom, and work-related spaces; individuals may choose to continue masking. Faculty can request that students wear masks while in their classroom. More information
  • The university offers symptomatic testing for students when clinically indicated at Student Health Services. Per CDC guidance, it is recommended that affiliates who are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms stay home and away from others. More information

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