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.

Summer Guidance

Masking: While masks are optional in most Harvard settings, many individuals will choose to continue to wear a mask, and masks may be required in some settings. Individuals are encouraged to have an acceptable face covering on their person at all times for situations in which they may be required.

Viral Testing: Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or known exposure to COVID-19 should test. Harvard community members may use a Color test or rapid antigen COVID-19 test. Regular testing is no longer required, but you may test as needed. For more information on testing, please visit Keep Harvard Healthy.

New Employees (Faculty and Staff): Instructions to set up your Color account, submit your vaccinations and getting started with viral testing are located here.

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.