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On-Campus Event Guidance

Keeping Harvard Healthy

Like the rest of the country, we continue to see a very high rate of COVID-19 cases within our campus community. As previously announced, most Harvard activities will be conducted remotely for the first three weeks of January.

Public health models anticipate this surge to peak in the coming weeks, presenting challenges that require us to assess and update our protocols and policies as we move forward with our plans for an on-campus spring semester. Harvard’s Schools and Units will continue to provide detailed information to their students, faculty, staff, and researchers regarding guidance for returning to campus and resumption of on-campus activities.

For more information, read the latest message from University leadership.

For In-Person Events

To reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19, Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) and Harvard Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) have established protocols for Harvard-related in-person events—both indoors and outdoors, including classroom instruction; events with eating and drinking; executive education; fitness and recreation; performances and rehearsals; sports; and transportation.

The guidelines will help us to continue protecting our community while also enabling Schools and Units to resume in-person activities. HUHS and EH&S will adapt the guidance as needed based on public health conditions.

If you have questions about event classifications and requirements, contact HUHS and EH&S.

Read the events, gatherings, and on-campus activity guidance