Johns Hopkins Occupational Health        (formerly COVID-19 Call Center - JHCCC)

To align with the Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) Attendance Management Policy and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Health Screening Policy, absences due to a COVID illness will require return-to-work clearance through Occupational Health. 

Employees living or working in Florida should follow local guidelines and contact their local Occupational Health office with any questions regarding their illness and/or absence.

Employees are advised to isolate for 5 days from the onset of symptoms, or the date of their positive test if you had no symptoms.

  • Following your isolation period, contact your local Occupational Health office for clearance
  • If you are off work beyond the isolation period, you will additionally require a medical note from your healthcare provider for return-to-work clearance

Students: Please visit Student Health & Well-Being Primary Care for more information.


  • If you have symptoms of COVID or think you may have been exposed, get tested using a home test or by visiting your healthcare provider
  • Continue to wear a well-fitting mask for at least 10 days from the start of your isolation period
  • Follow your usual department call-out procedures for absences
  • Practice good hygiene by covering coughs and sneezes, washing or sanitizing hands often, and cleaning high-touch surface areas
  • Do not come to work with a fever, vomiting or diarrhea