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.

Latest News: COVID Update–2022 Spring Semester

  • Recommended masking is in place. In light of recent increases in positive COVID-19 cases at HDS, we recommend that everyone wear masks while around others in indoor spaces. There are some indications that we are passing a peak, and we hope that we can return to optional masking soon. 
  • COVID-19 testing is no longer required on a regular basis. Anyone with symptoms or known exposure should continue to test. Although regular testing will no longer be mandatory, we encourage testing when circumstances warrant, using Harvard’s Color testing program or rapid antigen tests that are now widely available. Test results can inform your behaviors as you consider visiting with friends and loved ones, coming to campus for work or class, attending events, or traveling. Keep in mind that many members of our community, along with family and friends, are vulnerable to complications from COVID. 
  • Updated University Travel Guidance (as of April 13, 2022)

Additional resources:

Return to Campus Testing Checklist:

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.