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Off-Campus Students & Staff Requirements

Students and personnel who may be moving to or already living in the area around campus (including in Harvard University Housing properties), but are not authorized to be on campus for work or for in-person academics will have limited access to the Harvard campus.


Harvard is only providing regular screening testing for students and personnel who are living in on-campus housing, who are authorized to be on campus for work or in-person academics, or who are authorized to have a regular on-campus presence (4 hours or more per week). See the Testing & Tracing page for testing protocols and frequency.

Students and personnel who live near campus but do not fall into one of the above categories will not be provided with regular screening testing. However, if Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) is your healthcare provider and you present at the HUHS clinic with symptoms or you are a close contact of someone who tested positive, you may be tested through HUHS. If HUHS is not your healthcare provider, then contact your primary care physician to discuss your testing options.

Community testing options are constantly changing; review the following resources for the latest information: