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House Life

Harvard Campus Covid Cases Surge to Highest-Ever Rate as the Fall Semester Winds Down

Harvard's Covid-19 case count has surged to its highest point since the start of the pandemic over the last week, sending hundreds of affiliates into isolation while students begin to depart for winter break.

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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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Student Life

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.

House Life

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.


‘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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Student Groups

‘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.

Cadence Testing Change
House Life

Harvard Lowers Undergrad Testing Frequency Following Decrease in Covid Cases

Harvard decreased the testing cadence for vaccinated affiliates in undergraduate housing on Monday in response to a decrease in positive Covid-19 tests among undergraduate students.

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Breaking News

‘We Are a Complete Outlier’: HBS Moves Some Classes Online Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

In an email to all MBA students on Thursday, four HBS administrators wrote that the school has counted 121 cases among MBA students since July 1, with close to 60 students in isolation that day. First-year students made up roughly 75 percent of those positive cases.


Classroom Protocols Effective at Preventing Covid-19 Transmission, HUHS Says

The positivity rate for Covid-19 on Harvard’s campus dropped to 0.16 percent over the past week, and the University said it has yet to identify a positive case caused by transmission in the classroom.

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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.

Contact Tracing
House Life

Students Report Concerns With Harvard’s Contact Tracing, Isolation Housing

When Harvard brought a limited number of undergraduate students back to campus in fall 2020, it promised a robust, in-house contact tracing system would limit exposures to the coronavirus and that comfortable accommodations would be provided for those who needed to isolate after testing positive.

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House Life

Confused About Harvard’s Covid-19 Guidelines For Fall 2021? Here’s a Guide.

As Harvard embarks on a return to in-person learning and on-campus living, the University has adjusted Covid-19 safety protocols for its vaccinated and larger student population.

Face Masks

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.

HUHS Director Giang Nguyen

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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Student Life

Harvard Students Rush To Secure Vaccine Appointments in Time to Receive Second Dose Before Leaving Campus

Harvard students were among the hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents to receive the Covid-19 vaccine this week when eligibility opened to all those 16 years and older on Monday.