COVID-19 Resources

The resources in this area inform and educate Harvard University personnel and reduce the on-campus risks associated with COVID-19. These resources include guidance documents, fact sheets, operational environmental control procedures (ECP), trainings, and COVID-specific services (e.g., remote workstation evaluations).
In addition to the below frequently accessed featured resources, the document library contains a master list of web-based COVID-19 resources.
Resource additions and updates are tabulated and described in Resource Updates.

September 24, 2021

Update: Harvard University On Campus Activity Guidance

Harvard University On Campus Activity Guidance, the main source for relevant and up to date COVID-19 requirements and recommendations, has been converted from a document to an interactive webpage. This information can now be found on Activity & Workplace Planning.

The following sections have been updated to meet current Harvard University policies and requirements:

Activity-Specific: Performances and Rehearsals, Vendors (new section), and Visitors.

Please see the September 24, 2021 Update detailed summary of the most recent changes at the beginning of the page. The full change log, including all past revision summaries, can be found at the end of the page.

September 24, 2021

Update: Face Coverings: General Use

This document has been updated to include:

  • A recommendation to wear face coverings in crowded outdoor settings regardless of vaccination status.
  • The current stance on the voluntary use of N95 respirators and the necessary training requirements.
  • A clarification on the process for and the Harvard University departments that must be involved in limited cases in which a medical exemption for face covering use has been authorized.

September 22, 2021

Update: Service Contractor Checklist

This document has been updated to better define which Harvard University vendors and Persons of Interest (POI) are required to report vaccination status and enroll in Harvard’s testing program. Not all POIs who have been issued an HUID are classified as embedded vendors.

Risk categories and examples have been added to assist schools/units in determining if their non-embedded vendors and POIs are required to report their vaccination status and enroll in the testing program.

September 9, 2021

Update: Harvard University Guidance for On-Campus Activity

The following sections have been updated to meet current Harvard University policies and requirements:

Table 1: Activity-Specific Recommendations has been updated to include Harvard University changes to certain activities concerning indoor events and gatherings, classrooms, instruction, lecture and designated study spaces, and eating and drinking.

Table 2: Face Coverings has been updated.

See the change log at the end of the document for additional details.

September 7, 2021

Update: Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis Response

This document has been updated to reflect current guidance for cleaning and disinfecting following a positive COVID-19 case.