EH&S Resource Updates

November 17, 2020
A list of vendors that can perform enhanced COVID-19 cleaning.
November 16, 2020
This document provides interim guidance for supervisors responding to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis in the workplace. The flowchart includes roles, notifications, and steps to be taken in regard to cleaning and disinfection, communication to staff and building tenants and handling related absences following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
November 10, 2020
This matrix provides a comprehensive look at regulatory requirements and guidance from Federal, State, and Local government and official University sources to address COVID-19 related topics (face coverings, viral testing, quarantine, etc.) to help guide University planning.
November 4, 2020
This document has been revised to include updated requirements for the timing of cleaning and disinfection following a presumptive or positive case in the restaurant sector as well as dining services and facilities within higher education.
October 16, 2020
Answers to questions concerning cleaning and disinfection, face coverings, social distancing, and exposure risks have been updated to reflect the most up-to-date guidance and information.
October 15, 2020
This document has been updated to reflect new changes from the City of Cambridge’s emergency order and to add examples for when face coverings are not required.
October 9, 2020
This document has been revised to designate a broader audience, including all Harvard University facilities staff who have an approved purpose to enter a residence.
September 23, 2020
Updated to clarify general guidelines and to address face covering use exceptions.
September 21, 2020
Updated questions concerning COVID-19 risk and transmission and added new questions on drinking water fountains, fans, and elevators.
September 21, 2020
Summary of Massachusetts sector-specific site shutdown requirements and/or area closures as they may relate to non-clinical operations, as well as required cleaning and disinfection timing guidance following a presumptive or positive COVID-19 case.
September 18, 2020
Additional information and procedures have been added to ensure that both workers and dwelling residents comply with face coverings and social distancing for the duration of the work.
September 16, 2020
Returning to the workplace planning information for athletic facilities.
September 16, 2020
Returning to the workplace planning information for common and gathering spaces.
September 8, 2020
This document has been updated to include additional resources such as the Harvard Coronavirus website, EH&S COVID-19 resources, testing information, and Crimson Clear.
September 3, 2020
This document provides modified evacuation procedures for COVID-19 as well as cooking fire safety tips to reduce potential fire alarms.
August 25, 2020
This Environmental Control Procedure describes procedures and personal protective equipment (PPE) used by FMO custodians to deliver meals to occupants in isolation buildings.
August 20, 2020
This Environmental Control Procedure has been updated to reflect new Massachusetts requirements for wait times to clean specific room and location types, and specifies that custodians should communicate with food service operators about which food-contact surfaces to be cleaned.
August 14, 2020
This document describes cleaning procedures in laboratories and procedures to follow when laboratory personnel conducting work on-site test positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This protocol is limited to locations where lab personnel work, eat, and use the restroom.
August 13, 2020
Added reference link to state guidelines
August 11, 2020
Inclusion of Export Control guidance for kits that will be shipped internationally
August 10, 2020
This tool assists managers and supervisors to identify, evaluate, and adjust their group’s workflow and tasks to be COVID safe.
August 6, 2020
Template for labs to document their cleaning and disinfection protocols
August 5, 2020
Clarifications and amendments have been made to the Electrical Safety Tier 1 and Tier 2 sections
August 4, 2020
Returning to the Workplace Planning document updated to clarify vehicle occupancy limits
July 16, 2020
Requirements for transporting COVID-19 patient samples for testing
July 14, 2020
This document provides guidance for the safe storage and use of flammable hand sanitizer within Massachusetts
July 13, 2020
This document provides guidance for managers and supervisors to help determine when glove use is warranted during operations and specific work tasks
July 10, 2020
The City of Cambridge and the City of Boston guidance references have been updated
July 9, 2020
This guidance is being provided to the Harvard community to help answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to service contractors that are working onsite
July 7, 2020
This document is updated with Crimson Clear and viral testing expectations and now includes a checklist of Harvard’s expectations for use by service contractors/vendors