Testing & Tracing

For Fall 2020, we have begun to welcome back a limited number of students, faculty, academic personnel, and staff to our campus as conditions allow. We have deployed several strategies—including high-frequency viral testing for all community members who are authorized to have a regular presence on campus—to help keep Harvard healthy. 

Each Harvard affiliate’s testing requirements vary based on whether you live on campus, work in residential housing, work elsewhere on campus, or have a regular presence (4 hours or more per week) on campus. Our testing plan is subject to modification if the public health situation indicates changes in community risk.

Review the policies and frequencies for unobserved self-administered testing below.