BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Johns Hopkins University announced on Wednesday it would temporarily reinstate a mask mandate after nearly 100 undergraduate students said they tested positive for COVID-19 after spring break.
The masking requirement includes students, staff, faculty, contractors, visitors and guests, all common areas of JHU residence halls and university restaurants, according to a statement posted on the website of the university.
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Cases are split evenly between on- and off-campus students and many of those who have tested positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms, according to Kevin Shollenberger, vice provost for student health and wellness.
“We appreciate your continued flexibility and will provide updates as conditions warrant,” Shollenberger said.
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JHU will make the self-test available to all students in residence, Shollenberger said, but will still require asymptomatic saliva testing twice a week until at least April 22 for all undergraduates.
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