Coronavirus Updates: Keep HDS Healthy

Harvard Divinity School continues to closely monitor the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and the progress of the vaccination and booster effort. As always, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are of paramount importance.

Current Guidance (Updated Sept. 19, 2022)

Masking on Campus: Masking is optional at HDS. Please be aware that this could change quickly based on public health information. Please be respectful of those that continue to mask and carry a mask with you in case in it is needed. Masks are available at entrances to each building.

Antigen and PCR Testing During FallAntigen testing is a fast, convenient, and reliable way to test when you have symptoms or want confirmation of your COVID status. Everyone is eligible for eight free antigen tests a month through your private insurance. For anyone who is covered under the University’s Express Scripts program, here is a brief tutorial on how to order your free test kits. University-sponsored optional PCR testing is no longer available.

Positive Results from Antigen and External PCR Tests: If you test positive for COVID via a test conducted outside of Harvard’s testing program, please report your result to HUHS via Crimson Clear.

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Students: Students must be up to date according to the CDC definitionStudents who fail to meet University vaccine requirements will be blocked from course registration. HUHS continues to offer COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Employees: Employees must be fully vaccinated (primary series), and we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date according to CDC guidelines. Compliance for the primary series is still being monitored by local HR units.


Additional Resources:

Verifying Your Vaccination and Booster

Harvard is requiring COVID vaccination and booster for all community members who will have any on-campus presences this fall, including students, faculty, staff, and researchers. Detailed directions for submitting your COVID-19 booster verification to HUHS appear on the University’s Verify Your Vaccination webpage.   

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Resources for Students, Staff, and Faculty

Members of the HDS community are encouraged to learn about and take advantage of the numerous resources HDS and Harvard University have developed around virtual learning, teaching, and working remotely.

Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Harvard is requiring COVID vaccination for all community members who will have any on-campus presences this fall, including students, faculty, staff, and researchers.

Harvard Coronavirus Resources

Harvard COVID-19 Updates and Info.

Harvard has gathered a number of resources and help guides for use by students, staff, faculty, and the University community. Keep Harvard Healthy includes useful and current information on campus access, tracing and testing, travel guidance, and health and wellbeing.

Together as a Community

Compliance with Harvard University, state, and federal guidelines is critical to resuming activity on campus, and HDS will continue to adhere to public health information and guidance. School leadership is doing all it can to preserve the integrity of our institution and its educational mission, and to communicate forthrightly and in a timely fashion with our community on the specific challenges at hand. Please continue practicing the preventive behaviors that have helped to keep our communities safe to this point.

May we continue to draw strength from each other and support one another during these challenging times.