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How Johns Hopkins Medicine Keeps Patients Safe During COVID-19


Johns Hopkins Medicine continues to follow the highest level of safety precautions as we monitor COVID-19 in our communities. If there are changes in scheduled appointments, your provider will notify you. In the meantime, please do not delay care for you or a loved one.

Our experts in infectious disease prevention are working closely with care teams across our hospitals, clinics and offices to make sure they are safe for you. We also follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health.

Learn more about how we're keeping you safe with these care options:

Johns Hopkins has your safety covered:

  • Testing and Screening

    Everyone is screened before entering any of our care facilities. Anyone admitted as an inpatient, or who is having a surgery or procedure, will be tested in advance for COVID-19. Anyone testing positive is isolated safely from other patients, or we postpone their surgery or procedure for later. We also screen every staff member, every day.

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  • Masks and Protective Equipment

    Masks prevent the spread of COVID-19. Everyone wears a mask when they enter our facility. (Kids under 2 are offered a mask, but it is not required.) The care team is fully protected with protective equipment.

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  • Cleaning

    We frequently and thoroughly clean and disinfect surfaces throughout all of our medical offices, waiting rooms, operating and procedure rooms, clinics and patient areas. We also clean exam, operating and procedure rooms after each patient. And, we wash our hands frequently — and have lots of hand sanitizer available for you, too.

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  • Physical Distancing

    We've redesigned our patient areas to ensure physical distancing, which protects you, other patients and our staff. For now, we are limiting who may accompany a patient into our care facilities. Be sure to read our visitor guidelines. We will return to our patient-centered visitor policies as soon as possible.

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It’s safe to come to Johns Hopkins for health care.

Teaming up with our in-house, world-class experts in infectious disease, our dedicated care teams are using the best practices to keep our hospitals and clinics safe for your visit. We are here and ready to care for you.

Learn About All Our Patient Care Options

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