Johns Hopkins University’s goal remains to resume suspended on-campus activities to the greatest extent possible as soon as is prudent, with the hope and expectation that the university will be substantially back to normal this fall.

These plans are predicated on continuing public health strategies to promote a safe campus and community. However, with increases in vaccine availability and distribution, we are now able to add vaccination as a critical component to our campus safety plan. 

Achieving as close to universal vaccination as possible within our community is crucial to our ability to come together safely this fall, and we have launched a registration system for you to document your vaccination status, similar to the one used to report flu vaccination.


  • Beginning Aug. 1, COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate and graduate students who will be working or studying at a U.S.-based campus or worksite. More information
  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated and have uploaded vaccine documentation will no longer be required to wear face-coverings indoors; face-coverings will continue to be required in indoor settings for those who are not fully vaccinated. More information
  • Once-weekly COVID testing will be required for vaccinated, residential undergrads; twice-weekly testing will be required for all unvaccinated affiliates. More information
  • Daily Prodensity health checks will be requiredMore information
  • Physical distancing requirements and occupancy limits will be lifted in elevators and bathrooms, though distancing is recommended for those who are not vaccinated. Spaces for eating will be available both in distanced and undistanced formats.
  • Classes and indoor events with fewer than 50 people will be permitted, with capacity restriction exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Guests will be allowed on campus; unvaccinated campus guests will be required to wear face-coverings while on the property. 
  • University travel will return to normal policies.   

Community feedback

Your feedback is important to us—we hope to hear from you and to answer any questions you may have via the feedback form on this website and via periodic town hall discussions. You can share comments and suggestions about the resumption of on-campus activities at anytime.

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