The fall 2023 semester has seen a return to normal operations. Based on the low prevalence of COVID in our community and our experience in managing the pandemic—and also your diligence in following best practices to prevent the virus’s spread—we believe we can safely lift our public health restrictions.

At this time: 

  • Johns Hopkins has closed its COVID-19 testing sites. Students, staff, faculty, and trainees are strongly encouraged to test themselves when they are symptomatic or concerned about exposure to COVID-19. All affiliates are required to stay at home while they are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. Employees should contact their medical provider for symptomatic testing. 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
  • Johns Hopkins University has simplified its COVID-19 vaccination policy. All incoming students and employees must have received at least one dose of any FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine. This does not impact current affiliates who have been vaccinated or have received an appropriate exemption. More information

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