Guided by our commitment to education and research and to our community’s health and safety, Harvard has welcomed many more students, faculty, staff, and researchers back to campus this academic year. Supporting our community’s wellbeing while advancing Harvard’s academic enterprise requires our collective participation in the University’s adaptable, multi-layered health and safety measures. Through robust commitment at the University, School, and individual level, we can all play a role in preventing the spread of infection and can help keep Harvard healthy.
For the latest information, read the most recent messages from University leadership.
We will communicate additional updates and guidance as needed based on public health conditions.
Get vaccinated and boosted
Campus-wide vaccination and boosters are the best defense against severe illness from COVID-19. The University is requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all Harvard community members and one COVID-19 booster for all eligible community members. This includes students, faculty, staff, and researchers.
Keep a mask handy
While masks are optional in most Harvard settings, many individuals will choose to continue to wear a mask, and masks required in limited settings. Individuals are encouraged to have an acceptable face covering on their persons at all times for situations in which they may be required.
Testing on campus
Guided by public health officials and experts, Harvard has transitioned to optional testing for the entire campus community. Harvard affiliates are not required to test regularly, however have the option of doing so if they wish. Anyone with symptoms or known exposure should test and follow HUHS guidance.
Verify Your Vaccination and Booster
The University is requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all Harvard community members and one COVID-19 booster for all eligible community members. This includes students, faculty, staff, and researchers. Consistent with federal guidance, all Harvard employees, including those who are on 100% remote work status, must be fully vaccinated. Verify your vaccination and booster with HUHS.
Practice Healthy Habits
We must continue to practice the healthy habits and behaviors that reduce the risk of transmission. Review the resources for masks, vaccination and boosters, testing, exposure and symptom reporting, quarantine and isolation guidance, and socializing thoughtfully.
We have an individual and collective responsibility to keep ourselves and our community members safe. All community members are expected to adhere to University policies and public health directives.