Find the most up-to-date information on coming to work during this time, leave, and managing employers on the human resources website.
Is there clarification about the meaning of essential personnel?
The bar for the term “essential” is very high. Essential means that the ramifications of someone’s absence will be severe. For example, someone who is responsible for animal care or certain types of equipment. Johns Hopkins is a research-oriented university and everyone’s research is important, but we are entering into a new zone. We encourage you to concentrate on aspects of your research that you can advance while working from home.
We have several graduate students who are working hourly-wage jobs. They are dependent on those funds. Is there anything we can do to help them out?
A ruling on this question is forthcoming. If you have a graduate student who is in a crisis situation due to recent university decisions, please contact Renee Eastwood, academic program manager, at email@example.com.
We have supplies that can be cancelled but what about supplies that have been shipped?
Mail will be available from one location on the Homewood campus on a limited basis by a department representative. The location will be announced soon.
FedEx and UPS packages will be held at Central Receiving in the Keswick Building. Department representatives may make arrangements for pick up at Keswick.
Delivery by 10 am packages will continue to be delivered to the recipient’s address on the package. Someone must be on site to accept these packages.
Will the library relax its rules about recalling books? If you have the books at home and are using them, can you get an extension?
The Library eliminated recalls when it closed. Books can be renewed online. There will be no fines for any overdue books whether they are JHU, Borrow Direct, or Interlibrary loan books. If you have questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.