Note: This letter originally appeared as an e-mail sent to the Hopkins community on January 13, 2023.
Dear Johns Hopkins Community,
As we prepare to start a new semester, we would like to keep you informed about COVID-19, flu, and RSV and how these illnesses affect our campus and community.
The Maryland Health Department has rated the respiratory illness activity in Maryland as Moderate.
The CDC estimates that at least 15 million Americans have already been infected with the flu this season, and over 100,000 hospitalized—a caseload much larger than last winter’s, when many Americans were still following COVID-related precautions.
During this holiday weekend, you may consider taking the following steps to stay protected and help prevent the spread of COVID, RSV, and flu.
We thank you again for all you have done this year to prevent the spread of COVID on campus and in the surrounding community.
Professor and Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Professor, Vice Provost, and Chief Risk Officer
Vice Provost for Student Health and Well-Being