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Learn How to Form a Safe Pod.

Watch PodGoalsJHU interview Dr. Elizabeth Stewart Associate Dean for Education at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to learn how YOU can form and maintain a pod!

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Ready to Pod? Take our Pod Compatibility Quiz.

Don't get caught off guard.

Define the pod.

Is your pod close, trusted, committed and exclusive? The truth is, our social networks are a lot larger than we think. And while the temptation to branch out is real, a closed pod should be exactly that: closed. You may think your pod is your four roommates, while your roommate thinks the pod includes you four and her boyfriend and his best friend's girlfriend.


40% of JHU undergraduates believed you could safely be in more than one pod at a time… what would this look like?

[Your pod of 6 has now become a pod of 33 plus coronavirus]

Protect the Squad. Define the pod.

Make sure everyone has a shared understanding of what a pod is and who is in it.

Next Steps:

Take our Compatibility Quiz

Communication Guidelines

Pod Rules

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