COVID-19

Important Campus Updates and Policy Changes

June 1, 2022

As you may recall, the last day of required COVID-19 testing at Harvard Chan School was Friday, May 13. As a result, we want to make you aware of the updates and policy changes below. Please refer to this announcement for more information. 

  • Testing: COVID-19 testing is now optional. However, you may still test as often as you would like, and we encourage you to test regularly if you plan to be on campus frequently. Test kits will still be...
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COVID Update: Phased Easing of COVID Restrictions

March 14, 2022

Optional Masking

  • As of Monday, March 14, masking will be optional at Harvard Chan School and in all indoor spaces on all of Harvard’s campuses. Although Boston’s mask-optional guidance is already in effect (as of March 5), we feel the additional days will help us prepare our campus and staff for this transition while we also ensure that case counts in and around our community stay low. However, the...
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Updated COVID Travel and Reimbursement Guidance

January 14, 2022

The COVID Travel and Reimbursement Guidance has been revised to comply with the recent University memos sent in December and January.

The Guidance refers to the new University Booster requirement which has resulted in an updated Vaccination and Booster Attestation form. Reimbursements for travel January 5, 2022 and later must include the new Vaccination and...

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Extension of COVID Flexibilities for Method of Instruction in RCR

September 1, 2021

NIH (together with AHRQ and HRSA) will extend the existing COVID flexibilities permitting online training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) through December 31, 2021, even if the declared public health emergency is rescinded before then. Grant recipients do not need to seek prior approval to do so.

These flexibilities apply to all awards requiring instruction in the responsible conduct of research, including research training grants (e.g., T32, T34, T35), fellowships (e.g., F30, F31, F32), individual and institutional career development awards (e.g.,...

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Harvard Administrative eNews for July 2021

July 29, 2021

The latest Harvard Administrative eNews was released on July 15, 2021. Some of the articles contain details about how Harvard administrative systems and processes are changing in response to COVID-19 and the current remote work environment. As this is an evolving situation, please refer to the departmental websites listed in the articles for the latest updates.