Updated 12/5/2022

CTY will implement a COVID-19 safety plan in accordance with public health guidance at the time of the program and aligned with the policies of Johns Hopkins University and our host institutions.

All participants in CTY’s on-campus programs in 2023 must be up-to-date on the COVID-19 vaccination to be up to date on COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control or have an exception approved by CTY. The requirement includes a third, booster dose for all CTY student ages. They also will need to submit a COVID test before coming to campus. Tests must be negative for students to arrive on site.

CTY’s safety measures may include required departure from campus for off-site isolation or quarantine. Parents/guardians of students attending a residential site will be asked to designate an alternate emergency contact. An alternate emergency contact is a responsible adult over the age of 25 who can travel to the student's CTY location within the required timeframe, sign the student out, and care for the student until a parent/guardian is able to do so.

CTY will be unable to provide isolation or quarantine housing for students who cannot remain on campus, so families must be prepared to arrange for their child’s prompt departure if required. Any costs associated with healthcare, travel, meals, accommodation, or anything additionally related to isolation or immediate pick-up, are to be covered by the family.

Of course, no matter what, students who attend our on-campus programs will have lots of opportunities to have fun together, play outside, and be kids.


This page will be updated with other specific COVID-19 safety information as guidance is updated and as available from local, state, and federal public health officials.