Johnson University COVID Response Plan

Our staff and faculty have worked together to create a plan that will, as much as possible, protect the health and safety of our campus community and ensure that we remain true to our mission. On this page you’ll find the complete reopening guide for each campus for Fall 2020, the updates for Spring 2021, the Pandemic Promise with our expectations for every student, staff member, and faculty member, and an “at a glance” overview of what you can expect. More information will be added to this section of our website as needed.

Campus Dashboards

Last updated: May 4, 4:00 p.m.

  • Isolation – People who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have pending test results
  • Quarantine – People who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone with flu-like symptoms


Tennessee On and Off Campus
Cumulative number of employee positive cases (self-reported since 7/01/20) 22
Employee tests pending 0
Cumulative number of student positive cases (since 8/17/20) 103
Student tests pending 0
Students isolation rooms in use 0
Students isolation rooms available 23


Florida On and Off Campus
Cumulative number of positive cases (since 01/18/21) 9
Tests pending 0
People currently in isolation for 10 days 1
People currently in quarantine for 14 days 2

Isolation beds in use: 0
Isolation beds available: 12

The Pandemic Promise

Being part of the uncommon Johnson University community means that each of us will act in love toward one another by caring for one another, protecting one another, and taking care that our own actions do not harm others. Together with others in this community, I promise to act responsibly with respect to my own health, the protection of the health of others, and the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 as directed by the University.

I promise to:

Act responsibly with respect to my own health:

  • Monitor for the symptoms of flu-like illness that could signal COVID-19 and immediately report to Student Life when I experience any of the following:
    • Fever of 100.4 F (38 C) or higher, dry cough, or difficulty breathing
    • Chills, repeated shaking with chills, or muscle pain
    • Headache, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell
  • Wash my hands often with soap & water (or hand sanitizer if soap/water are unavailable)
  • Get vaccinated for the flu in the fall
    • Why? Flu-like symptoms trigger a COVID response, including moving a student to isolation housing pending the outcome of a COVID-19 test. The results of a COVID test may take several days to obtain, so a student could remain in isolation housing for several days before learning that a test result was negative. Our isolation housing is limited in capacity. One of our indicators for stopping face-to-face classes is filling isolation housing to near-capacity, so it is therefore in everyone’s best interest to do everything possible to limit the number of “false alarms” that the flu will generate.

Protect the health of others:

  • Maintain appropriate social distancing
  • Stay home if I feel ill, have any of the symptoms listed above, or have been exposed to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Wear an appropriate face mask as directed by the University
  • Be positive and helpful to others around me who need support

Prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Keep my clothing, personal items, personal spaces, and community spaces clean
  • Cooperate with testing and contact tracing
  • Carefully follow University requirements to self-isolate or quarantine




Click here for a downloadable PDF of this promise.

Johnson University Tennessee

Click here for the complete Fall 2020 reopening document.

Click here for the Spring 2021 updates.

Johnson University Florida

Click here for the complete Fall 2020 reopening document.

Click here for the Spring 2021 updates.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Johnson University will delay opening of campus for spring semester and begin classes on Tuesday, January 19. The Student Life offices on both campuses will communicate with students about the days and times for moving back to campus in January. The semester will end on May 9 as originally scheduled. As with fall semester, classes will be taught both face-to-face and online in a flexible, hybrid approach.

Spring break has been canceled to minimize the risks of COVID related to travel. Students will have four days off during the term: February 24, March 11, April 2, and April 22.