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Harvard Will End Isolation Housing, Stop Conducting Contact Tracing During Spring Semester

Harvard students who test positive for Covid-19 during the spring semester will be required to self-isolate — not move into University-provided isolation housing — and conduct contact tracing themselves, a stark departure from the school’s previous public health policies.

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Grad Student Groups Call on HUHS to Reform HIV Medication Policy

Seven Harvard graduate student organizations submitted a letter to Harvard University Health Services Wednesday calling on Harvard to increase the refill quantity limit for medications used to treat and prevent HIV infection.

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Harvard Likely to Loosen Campus Covid Restrictions in the Spring, Garber Says

As its first in-person semester in over a year winds down, Harvard is preparing to loosen its on-campus Covid-19 restrictions, which include mask requirements and limits on gatherings.

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Harvard Affiliates Secure Covid-19 Booster Shots Off Campus

While Harvard University Health Services is not yet offering Covid-19 booster shots, students and other Harvard affiliates said they have secured booster shots from local pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens.

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CAMHS Reports Influx of Students Seeking Mental Health Services

Harvard’s Counseling and Mental Health Services has witnessed an influx of students seeking mental health resources since they returned to campus this fall.

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Booster Shot Not Yet Mandatory, Health Services Executive Director Says

Harvard will not make Covid-19 booster shots mandatory anytime soon, University Health Services Executive Director Giang T. Nguyen said in a Thursday interview.

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‘It Literally Sounds Like an Infirmary’: As Covid Cases Taper Off, Respiratory Illnesses Spread

Though Covid-19 case counts on campus remain low, the sounds of coughs and sneezes resound through classes across campus as undergraduates fight off an array of respiratory infections.

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‘A Wake-up Call’: 1,000 Backpacks Across Harvard Yard Bring Attention to Undergraduates Lost to Suicide

The backpack exhibit, entitled “Send Silence Packing,” put an under-addressed issue on glaring display for everyone wandering through the Yard: mental health is a struggle on college campuses, including Harvard’s.

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Cambridge Prepares to Hold Annual Flu Shot Clinics for Residents, Harvard Affiliates

Harvard affiliates will become eligible for free seasonal flu shots at Cambridge Public Health Department clinics available to all city residents in a month.

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CAMHS Launches 24/7 Mental Health Hotline for Harvard Students

Harvard’s Counseling and Mental Health Services announced last Friday the launch of a new 24/7 mental health hotline, CAMHS Cares, for students in need of immediate help.

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As Delta Variant Cases Climb, University Will Maintain Indoor Mask Mandate

The University will continue to require masks indoors regardless of vaccination status as the Delta variant has driven a nationwide rise in coronavirus cases, Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen wrote in an email to Harvard affiliates on Wednesday.

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Harvard Health Services Director Optimistic For 'Very Successful' Fall Return to Campus

Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen said in a Thursday interview the University waited until doses were readily accessible across the country before joining other Boston-area colleges in mandating Covid-19 vaccinations for students before returning to campus in the fall.

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Harvard To Lift Some Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Affiliates on May 15

Fully vaccinated Harvard affiliates will be able to conduct University-related domestic travel and international travel to certain countries beginning on May 15, the school announced Friday.

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Ahead of New Mass. Vaccine Eligibility, Some Undergraduates Already Qualified for Vaccinations

Ahead of Covid-19 vaccine eligibility in Massachusetts opening to all residents 16 years and older on Monday, a number of Harvard students have secured their doses in alternative ways, from qualifying for an earlier phase to getting their hands on a leftover dose.

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UC Creates Health Services Information Week, Issues Statement Condemning Sexual Harassment

The Undergraduate Council passed legislation to establish an information week about services at HUHS and to release a statement on addressing sexual harassment at Harvard on Sunday.

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