The graphs and tables below show weekly trends in University-wide tests and new positive cases since June 1, 2020. Only a limited number of students and personnel are authorized to be on campus and participate in Harvard’s COVID-19 screening program.1
The majority of Harvard’s community continues to work and learn remotely. Individuals authorized to participate in Harvard’s COVID-19 screening are tested regularly (see testing protocols). Data is not combined with other testing sources or providers.
The data below is updated weekly and is current as of 10:30 am on 22-Feb-2021; for daily updates and cumulative tests, cases, quarantine, and isolation data, see the results dashboard.
Total Tests Conducted by Week
Total New Positive Cases by Week
- Individuals authorized to participate in Harvard’s COVID-19 screening include: those individuals authorized to be on campus; those who are authorized to participate in the University’s off-campus undergraduate pilot program; and, any off-campus individuals who, based on contact tracing activities, are invited to be screened due to possible exposure to another Harvard community member known to have the virus.
- “Total tests” is cumulative and includes repeat tests that are required of students, faculty, staff, and other affiliates who are authorized to be on campus.
- “Graduate Students” and “Undergraduate Students” includes students who are eligible to participate in Harvard’s testing program; this includes students living in dorm-style housing, those working in labs, and those authorized to be on campus for more than four hours a week for an academic or work purpose.
- “Faculty, Staff, and Other Affiliates” includes faculty, academic and non-academic staff, and others (such as contractors) who are eligible to participate in Harvard’s testing program; this includes faculty or staff performing essential work, living on campus, or authorized to be on campus for more than 4 hours per week.
- Cumulative data reflects Harvard’s initiation of protocols in early June for regular screening through COVID-19 testing in conjunction with the re-opening of science laboratory facilities under the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ phased re-opening plan.
- As stated above, Harvard data reflects results of mandatory screening for persons who are authorized to be on Harvard’s campus and who do not report COVID symptoms.
- Data are presented according to the date tests are administered. Counts for most recent dates may be incomplete, but will be updated as results are reported.
- The tables and graphs are informational only and is not intended to be used as public health guidance.