Covid-19 Policies

Last updated: November 2022

Masking continues to be required for public events at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. Extra masks will be available for attendees if needed.

For small private gatherings (15 people or fewer) such as workshops, seminars, or meetings, food is now permitted within the following parameters:

  • Food may be consumed inside event spaces (e.g. the Lecture Hall, Labs). Please do not hold receptions or buffet-style meals in public spaces in Bays 4 and 5 of Smith Warehouse.
  • We continue to encourage (1) single/boxed meals and (2) eating outside prior or after the event, as weather permits. We also encourage event organizers to inform guests of eating arrangements ahead of time.

For classes meeting in Lab spaces, please follow University guidance on COVID safety.

We will communicate through this page and through Institute social media channels if and when our policies change.