COVID-19 Student Updates

 JHU School of Education building

Page Updated: 9/14/2021

The Johns Hopkins School of Education has moved to Phase 3 of its reopening plan and intends to be substantially back to normal this fall. Major changes include:

  • Given the rise in COVID-19 cases in Maryland associated with the delta variant, the university has reinstated its indoor masking mandate, regardless of vaccination statusMore information
  • COVID-19 vaccination is 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
  • Only FDA-authorized COVID vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J/Janssen) will be accepted; individuals who have shared documentation of a different vaccine will be asked to get revaccinated. More information
  • Students will face disenrollment if they do not document compliance with the mandate by Sept. 30. Those who are in the process of being revaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or those who had had a pregnancy exception will have until their previously announced deadlines. More information
  • Faculty, staff, or students who would like to seek a medical or religious exemption must apply by Sept. 24.
  • The university is hosting vaccination clinics for Hopkins students, faculty, staff, and faculty/staff family members ages 12 and older. More information
  • Daily Prodensity health checks are requiredMore information
  • Fully remote individuals, including staff and online students who are working or studying 100% remotely, are exempt from the vaccination mandate, but they should change their status in Prodensity to indicate that they will not be coming on campus. If plans change and an individual has to come on campus, work on-site, or participate in a JHU-sponsored residency or field study, they must be vaccinated or have an approved exception. More information
  • Once-weekly COVID testing is required for all undergrads this fall; twice-weekly testing will be required for all unvaccinated affiliates. More information
  • Classes and indoor events with fewer than 50 people are permitted, with capacity restriction exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Only essential university-sponsored travel, approved by your division, is permitted.

Please reach out to your instructors or Teri Murray, our director of student affairs, at, or call 410-516-5430, if you need assistance.

SOE 2021 Academic Schedule and Classes


The School of Education is offering courses in online and in-person formats, and all courses have been updated in SIS.

SOE 2021 Financial Aid and Billing


  • The Financial Aid Office aims to make applying for financial aid as seamless as possible.
  • For questions related to student eligibility, please visit our Financial Aid Fact Sheet. More information


SOE 2021 Campus Operations


New processes as a result of COVID-19:

  • Given the rise in COVID-19 cases in Maryland associated with the delta variant, the university is reinstating its indoor masking mandate, regardless of vaccination status, effective Thursday, Aug. 5More information
  • Be sure to download and use Prodensity mobile app or use website for daily health checks. The university will continue to use the Prodensity app to monitor compliance with JHU COVID safety policies, including the vaccination mandate.
  • If you are a fully online student or an employee working on a 100% remote basis, or you do not plan to visit JHU campus or travel on behalf of JHU, go to Prodensity and set your status to “Off-campus” so that you no longer receive reminder emails. Other than resetting your campus status, no other action is required.
  • Classes and indoor events with fewer than 50 people are permitted, with capacity restriction exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you plan to come to the Education Building or use facilities on Homewood campus, you must follow the School of Education’s COVID-19 testing protocol.
SOE 2021 COVID-19 Testing Protocol


  • Vaccinated faculty, staff, graduate students, trainees, and postdoctoral fellows will not be required to test on a weekly basis in Fall 2021. Proof of vaccination can be submitted to the Vaccine Management System
  • Twice-weekly testing will be required for all unvaccinated faculty, students, and staff.
  • Optional testing will remain available for all Johns Hopkins affiliates.
  • You can find information about testing site locations and schedules on the university’s Coronavirus Information Diagnostic Testing webpage.
  • In order to participate in testing, you must enroll in MyChartYou must have an active MyChart account to schedule COVID-19 asymptomatic tests and to retrieve your test results. Please refer to the MyChart Tip Sheet for step-by-step instructions. Every week you plan to be on campus, schedule a COVID test.
SOE 2021 Student Disabilities Services

The SOE Student Disability Services office continues to be fully remote.

  • Starting immediately, the best way to reach SDS will be by email at or by phone at 410-516-9734 (please leave a voicemail message as staff will be checking it on the hour during business hours from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday).
  • Intakes and any other appointments will be available by Zoom or phone and can be scheduled during business hours from 8:30am to 5pm.

SDS is continuing to work with registered SDS students to ensure that the transition to remote classes is effective. This process will involve many changes in a short amount of time and there are some things you can do to make sure your needs are addressed:

  • SDS has been collaborating with instructional design staff in providing guidance around accommodations to those assisting with setting up the remote courses as well as to all faculty who currently have students using accommodations.
  • With the move to remote course delivery, there may be a learning curve for new technologies as well as potential new challenges in delivering accommodations; please reach out to SDS to talk things through, report problems and let us know if you need additional accommodations or support.

Students may discover that accommodations are needed for the first time due to the change to remote classes. Please contact Jenny Eddinger at or to get started with the SDS registration process. Any appointments or meetings with the SDS office such as intake interviews will happen remotely or by phone. If you need additional support during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out so that SDS can assist you in sorting out any disability related concerns and connecting to appropriate local resources. You can also find resources and updated information on the university’s operations and response on our Hub COVID-19 Information Page We wish you all the best in the coming weeks! Johns Hopkins Student Disability Services.

SOE 2021 Services, Events, and Gatherings


  • Classes and indoor events with fewer than 50 people are permitted, with capacity restriction exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Only essential university-sponsored travel, approved by your division, is permitted.



Student Emergency Fund

SOE Student Suggestion Box

As we move forward as a community to address COVID-19-challenges and to plan for the Fall semester, please submit your suggestions, ideas, and/or thoughts about Fall classes. Your input is valuable and appreciated.

Teri Murray Portrait

Teri Murray
Director of Student Affairs
410-516-5430 (to leave a message and receive a call back)
667-208-8337 (to reach directly during business hours)

Jenny Eddinger Portrait

Jenny Eddinger
Assistant Director of Student Affairs
(410) 516-9734