We’re Healthier Together
Guided by our commitment to education and research and to our community’s health and safety, Harvard has welcomed many more students, faculty, staff, and researchers back to campus this fall. Supporting our community’s wellbeing while advancing Harvard’s academic enterprise requires our collective participation in the University’s on-campus health and safety measures. Through robust commitment at the University, School, and individual level, we can all play a role in preventing the spread of infection and can help keep Harvard healthy.
The University is closely monitoring developments from the Omicron variant and will communicate additional guidance if needed. As always, testing, masking, and vaccination (along with boosters, for those eligible) remain our strongest defense.
Campus-wide vaccination is the best defense against the coronavirus. Harvard is requiring COVID vaccination for all community members, including students, faculty, staff, and researchers. Harvard strongly encourages boosters for everyone who is eligible.
Regular testing is a key part of our efforts. It will reduce the spread of the virus, limit further mutation, and ensure that the safety protocols we’ve established are meeting their intended goals.
Wear a mask
Masks are highly effective at limiting spread of the coronavirus. Indoors, everyone is required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
We have an individual and collective responsibility to keep ourselves and our community members safe. All community members are expected to adhere to University policies and public health directives.
Verify your vaccination
Harvard is requiring COVID vaccination for all community members. This includes students, faculty, staff, and researchers. And consistent with federal guidance, all Harvard employees, including those who are on 100% remote work status, must be fully vaccinated. Verify your vaccination with HUHS.
Harvard also strongly encourages boosters for everyone who is eligible. If you received a booster, you can update your information with HUHS.
Practice Healthy Habits
There are a few simple measures we can take to greatly reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19. Review the resources for masks, vaccination, testing, contact tracing, symptom reporting, and socializing thoughtfully.
Maintain Your Testing Cadence
All Harvard affiliates with any on-campus presence are required to test at their assigned cadence. As we track positive cases, we may adjust testing cadences for various populations in our community.
University-related travel, both international and domestic, is permitted for fully-vaccinated affiliates. Individuals should carefully consider their risks and take appropriate precautions.