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Coronavirus

First Day of Classes
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‘A New Social Dynamic’: Harvard Undergraduates Kick off a Fall Semester Free of Pandemic-Era Precautions

Students flooded the campus’ paths, hallways, and buildings as they made their way to classes on Wednesday, in a semester free of nearly all pandemic-era precautions.

Covid-19 Testing Bins
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Harvard to Stop Offering PCR Covid-19 Tests by Sept. 16; Masking to Remain Optional in Fall

Masking and Covid-19 testing will remain optional on Harvard’s campus going into the 2022 fall semester and the school will stop providing free PCR tests to affiliates three weeks into the term, the University announced Wednesday.

Quincy House Covid Spring Move In
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Six Ways Covid-19 Transformed Harvard

Harvard has lifted all its campus Covid-19 restrictions. But the pandemic’s impact is lasting.

Harvard Transformed During Covid-19
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Harvard Transformed During Covid-19

Many affiliates have remarked on the profound effects the remote year has had on Harvard’s academics, social scene, and more.

Harvard Covid-19
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Harvard Covid-19

Harvard’s campus has undergone a series of radical transformations over the course of the pandemic.

Adams House Common Space
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Adams House Common Space

Even now that the Covid-19 rules have relaxed, some say Harvard’s once-vibrant house social scene has lost its grip on students’ Saturday nights.

Classes of 2020 and 2021
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Life Post(grad) Pandemic

For the Classes of 2020 and 2021, leaving Harvard meant entering a pandemic-ridden post-grad world.

Adams House Window
College

Adams House Installed — Then Removed — an $8,900 Covid-19 Air Disinfection System

In July, administrators in Adams House installed a set of air disinfection systems devices that appeared to be a part of the solution to preventing the spread of Covid-19 in the house. But the devices lasted just a few weeks.

Covid-19 Testing Bins
University

Harvard Will Stop Requiring Covid-19 Testing by May 10

Harvard will phase out its Covid-19 testing requirements over the next three weeks, the school announced Monday, marking the end of one of its last remaining on-campus pandemic precautions.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard in the City

Harvard Researchers Uncover Causes of Hyperinflammation Accompanying Severe Covid

A research team led by Harvard scientists discovered triggers for the hyperinflammation accompanying severe Covid-19 cases in a study published in Nature on April 6.

Dean Khurana
House Life

Khurana Calls on Students to Find ‘Common Ground’ After the Fall of the UC

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana called on former members of the Undergraduate Council and proponents of the newly formed Harvard Undergraduate Association to find “common ground” in a Thursday interview.

Covid Testing
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Covid Testing

Harvard undergraduates are required to submit Covid-19 tests once per week. Tests are dropped off in bins placed around campus, pictured above.

Bacow Covid Testing
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Bacow Covid Testing

In an interview last week, Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow said the University will eventually stop requiring asymptomatic affiliates to test for Covid.

Harvard University Positive Covid-19 Cases by Week

Covid Testing
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Harvard Has Pared Down Most Covid Restrictions. How Long Will Mandatory Testing Last?

When Harvard officials announced that it would drop its indoor mask mandate, University officials said that regular testing protocols would remain in place. But some experts say testing requirements, too, could soon be on the way out.

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