Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen warned students about high rates of respiratory illnesses on campus, but said there are no plans to mandate additional booster shots.
As the spring semester kicks into high gear, Harvard students struggled to deal with a surge of respiratory illnesses on campus.
Counseling and Mental Health Service Chief Barbara Lewis said in an interview that wait times have fallen for students seeking mental health care.
Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services Chief Barbara Lewis touted expanded and more accessible mental health resources in an interview Friday.
The family of Luke Z. Tang ’18, a Harvard undergraduate who died by suicide in 2015, has appealed the December dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit which alleges the University and two residential deans were negligent in their care of Tang.
Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the Boston area, Harvard University Health Services retired its contact tracing team and Crimson Clear application last month, drawing mixed reactions from students.
The Harvard College Democrats published an open letter to Harvard University Health Services on Sunday asking for increased abortion access for students. HUHS does cover obstetrics and gynecology services for students who opt into the Student Health Insurance Plan, which costs over $4,000 per year. But many students choose to waive SHIP and only pay the $1,300 Student Health Fee, which does not cover gynecological services.
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.
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.
The Harvard Women’s Cabinet, a student group dedicated to addressing gender issues on campus, is aiming to partner with the Undergraduate Council on an initiative to centralize health care resources at the University.
After making it through two weeks of the semester without a major spike in Covid-19 cases, Harvard loosened some of its public health restrictions last Friday. Undergraduates will now be able to eat in full-capacity dining halls and their testing cadence was reduced to twice per week.
Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen praised the University’s spring semester Covid-19 policies — which now require students to isolate in their dorms and conduct their own contact tracing — at a faculty meeting Tuesday.
As part of its new Covid-19 public health measures for the spring semester, Harvard will provide KN95 masks to students upon request.
Harvard students returned to Cambridge en masse over the last week to significantly-changed campus Covid-19 restrictions.
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.