Johns Hopkins University’s goal remains to conduct on-campus activities to the greatest extent possible during the fall 2021 semester. These plans are predicated on continuing public health strategies to promote a safe campus and community.

These include:

  • COVID-19 vaccination is required for all faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate and graduate students who work or study at a U.S.-based campus or worksite. More information
  • Masking is required indoors, regardless of vaccination status. More information
  • Once-weekly COVID testing is required for all vaccinated undergraduate and graduate students; twice-weekly testing is required for all unvaccinated affiliates
  • Daily Prodensity health checks are requiredMore information
  • Physical distancing requirements and occupancy limits have been lifted in elevators and bathrooms, though distancing is recommended for those who are not vaccinated.
  • Food at university-sponsored indoor events is suspended except for grab-and-go food to be taken away from the event or drinks/snacks that can be consumed with only momentary unmasking; food is permitted at outdoor events.
  • Classes and indoor events with fewer than 50 people are permitted, with capacity restriction exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Guests are allowed on campus; all campus guests regardless of vaccine status will be required to wear face-coverings while on the property as of Aug. 5. 
  • Travel restrictions have been lifted, but affiliates are encouraged to continue to take precautions to reduce the risk of infection during travel. More information

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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