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On-campus Event Guidance

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

A summary of the on-campus indoor and outdoor events and gatherings guidance is below; for additional details on specific activities (e.g. sports/fitness, performances, rehearsals, instruction, eating and drinking, off-campus activities and events) and public health requirements (masks, ventilation, cleaning/hygiene, distancing, testing, vaccination), login with your HarvardKey to read the EH&S document Harvard University Guidance for On-Campus Activity.

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

Guidance current as of September 9, 2021.

Indoor gatherings and events

These guidelines apply to sponsored and supervised events (by a School/Unit/department/manager); and to non-sponsored events (informal gatherings).

Outdoor gatherings and events

These guidelines apply to sponsored and supervised events (by a School/Unit/department/manager); and to non-sponsored events (informal gatherings).