Harvard schools have committed to lowering the risk of COVID-19 infection within our community by implementing a cautious and phased approach to continuing research operations. The University Laboratory Reopening Planning Committee's Research Laboratory Re-Entry Plan provides the framework and guiding principles by which research may resume. In accordance with this Re-Entry Plan, each Principle Investigator will develop a plan that is reviewed by school leadership and enables research to continue safely. Use the guidance below to prepare, implement and fine tune laboratory-specific plans.
Please visit the COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Research page for safety information and compliance requirements for laboratory research related to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.
For signage related to the Crimson Clear Self-Assessment tool please visit the Building & Workplace Signage Personal Responsibility Related page.
To access the Crimson Clear app and the steps for a safe return to labs, visit the Steps for a Safe Return to Labs page.
|Face Coverings: General Use||Campus-Wide||This guidance provides University personnel with information on the proper fit, use, and care of face coverings (both disposable and reusable cloth) required by Harvard and State/Municipal orders||05/28/2020||Link||CD048A|
|Ramp-Down Checklist||Laboratories||To be used if research activities need to be reduced or shut down||03/09/2020||Link||CD033A|
|Remote Guidance||Teaching Labs||Guidance for faculty and teaching staff who are considering conducting teaching demonstrations from home, and/or who will be sending students lab kits to use remotely||07/02/2020||Link||CD047B|
|Research Continuity Framework||Laboratories/Research Facilities||Template to identify critical functions and responsible personnel during COVID, weather, or other emergencies that may cause disruptions to research||03/09/2020||Link||CD041A|
|Research Continuity Guidance||Laboratories/Research Facilities||Safety and research continuity considerations for labs during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic||03/09/2020||Link||CD040A|
|Research Laboratory Visitors||Laboratories/Research Facilities||COVID-19 safety instructions for visitors in research laboratories||06/11/2020||Link||CD062A|
|Resuming On-Campus Research||Faculty & Researchers||This guidance document includes a lab re-start bullet list as well as tips and resources for how to operate a lab with social distancing & additional lab hygiene measures||05/28/2020||Link||CD043B|
|Reusable Safety Glasses/Goggles/Face Shields: Use, Care, and Decontamination||Campus-Wide||This document has been updated for both lab and non-lab audiences||05/12/2020||Link||CD044B|
|SARS-CoV-2 Surface Disinfectant Guidance||Campus-Wide||Guidance on safety and procurement of surface disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2||06/09/2020||Link||CD064B|