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Harvard to Introduce Coronavirus Testing Pilot to Off-Campus Students

Harvard will expand its coronavirus testing program to nearly 500 undergraduates living in areas adjacent to campus, according to a Monday email penned by Harvard University Health Services Executive Director Giang T. Nguyen.

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New University Health Services Program Will Consolidate Peer Education Groups

Harvard University Health Services will combine several peer education groups aimed at undergraduates into a centralized program this year in anticipation of a fall 2021 launch.

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OSAPR Director Pierre R. Berastain Departs Harvard Ahead of Fall Semester

Pierre R. Berastain ’10 stepped down as director of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response in August to pursue nonprofit work in Washington, D.C.

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HUHS Conducts Thousands of Coronavirus Tests for Harvard Affiliates Working On Campus

Harvard University Health Services and the Broad Institute have administered COVID-19 tests to approximately 3,000 employees and researchers to date at a testing site at Harvard Stadium as part of the University’s partial reopening of its offices and labs.

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In order to return to campus, certain health concerns must be considered, including the ability to conduct contact tracing and isolation for symptomatic individuals, and ensuring the level of immunity of students and the surrounding community is sufficient.

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Number of Harvard Affiliates With Coronavirus Surpasses 100

The number of Harvard affiliates who reported testing positive for coronavirus reached 103 on Friday, according to a University website.

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Harvard University Health Services Unveils Video Appointment Services

Harvard University Health Services is now providing video appointments for its services, which include internal medicine, urgent care, counseling and mental health services, and behavioral health, according to a Tuesday email from HUHS chief medical officer Soheyla D. Gharib.

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Harvard Health Services Director Nguyen Outlines New Protocols for Coronavirus Tracking and Testing

With 27 Harvard affiliates now reporting positive test results for COVID-19, Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen said his office is working to coordinate with local health authorities and adapting the few in-person services it still offers in an interview Thursday.

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HUHS Adjusts its Services as U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surge

As COVID-19 cases in the U.S. skyrocket and the health care system prepares to absorb the shock, HUHS is working to adjust its services.

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Students Say Harvard’s ‘Vague’ Coronavirus-Updated Health Plan Leaves Questions Unanswered

After Harvard released guidance on how the coronavirus will affect University health plans, students said they remain uncertain about costs and complications.

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Harvard Counts Four Positive COVID-19 Cases As Others Who Report Symptoms Go Untested

Harvard has identified four University affiliates who have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Second Harvard Affiliate Tests ‘Presumptive Positive’ for COVID-19

A second Harvard affiliate has tested “presumptive positive” for COVID-19, according to an email sent by Harvard University Health Services director Giang T. Nguyen.

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Harvard Discourages All Non-Essential International Travel For Spring Break

Harvard administrators discouraged all non-essential international travel for spring break and prohibited University travel to countries with a Level 3 Travel Warning from the Centers for Disease Control in the wake of increased global concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in an email to Harvard affiliates Wednesday.

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HUHS Launches Health Survey for College Students

Harvard University Health Services launched a health survey Tuesday to gather data on what HUHS Director Giang T. Nguyen called the “current held experiences” of undergraduate students.

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Harvard University Health Services Falls Short of Flu Vaccination Goal

Harvard University Health Services fell short of a goal it set last year to increase the undergraduate flu vaccination rate by 20 percent, according to HUHS Senior Director of Nursing and Health Promotion Maria Francesconi.

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