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Coronavirus

University Hall
Central Administration

FAS, Central Administration to Pilot Remote Work for Staff

Schools and administrative units across the University will pilot a remote work system for staff next week to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus Cambridge
Health

Cambridge Public Schools Will Close, All ‘Non-Essential’ Meetings Cancelled

The City of Cambridge announced the cancellation of all “non-essential” city meetings and the closure of all public schools Thursday.

Museum Closings
Health

Harvard’s Museums to Close in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Museums affiliated with Harvard announced they will temporarily close in response to the coronavirus outbreak that has shuttered much of the University’s campus.

Coronavirus Research Interruptions
FAS

Harvard Drastically Scales Down Lab Research for Two Months Due to Outbreak

Harvard administrators directed all research laboratories affiliated with the FAS to wind down activities to only essential functions for up to two months.

Coronavirus Breaker
Health

‘Panic, Anxiety, Emotional Distress’: Harvard Law School Students Organize Resources, Protest After Coronavirus Precautions Force Students Out

Harvard Law School students organized protests and support resources in response to the Tuesday announcement that students must vacate the campus.

Coronavirus Financial Aid/Tuition
College

College Subsidizes Travel and Storage for Financial Aid Recipients

The Financial Aid Office and Undergraduate Council are working to provide storage and shipping options ahead of Sunday’s move-out deadline.

Coronavirus Plans
College

College Shares Details, Rolls Out Support Services for Student Move-Out

The College aimed to provide students with details on remote learning, academic requirements, and dining options ahead of Sunday afternoon’s move-out deadline.

Coronavirus Plans
College Administration

Harvard Parents Petition, Criticize College for Mandating Undergraduate Departure

Several disgruntled parents of Harvard undergraduates, who were instructed to evacuate campus by Sunday, have started a petition lambasting the College’s “unfair” and “unilateral” mandate.

Emergency Housing Efforts
College

Students Scramble to Find Last-Minute Housing After Being Displaced By Coronavirus Measures

Many undergraduates are scrambling to find last-minute housing arrangements after Harvard’s announcement that students must vacate their dorms by Sunday to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But for some students, returning home can be a dangerous option.

Coronavirus
Health

Two Harvard Affiliates Receiving Coronavirus Tests, Per HUHS Email

Two Harvard affiliates are currently being tested for the novel coronavirus, Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen wrote in an email early Wednesday afternoon.

House Move Out Prep
House Life

'Better Than Nothing': Houses, Harvard Affiliates Rush To Facilitate Move-Out

As Harvard’s Houses scramble to assist College students in their departures, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana provided several updates regarding the upcoming move-out in an email to students Wednesday night.

Athletics Complex
College Life

In Unprecedented Move, Ivy League Cancels Athletics, Sidelines Harvard Players

Harvard athletes will not suit up for another practice or game this academic year as a result of Wednesday’s decisive decision by the eight Ivy League university presidents to cancel all athletics events amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Loss of Square Business
Student Life

Square Businesses Brace for Impact As Harvard Students Prepare to Move Out

Harvard Square businesses are preparing for an economic hit as University students — who make up a significant portion of the area clientele — are set to leave campus indefinitely due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

Zoom
College

Harvard Faculty Prepare to Deliver Classes Online

Harvard’s response to the novel coronavirus Tuesday triggered perhaps the largest sudden pedagogical shift in University history, as undergraduates are required to move off campus and classes transition to an online format.

State House
Health

Gov. Baker Declares State of Emergency in Massachusetts

Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts Tuesday after the number of recorded coronavirus cases in the state doubled overnight.

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