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University

Harvard Will Stop Requiring Covid-19 Testing by May 10

Harvard will phase out its Covid-19 testing requirements over the next three weeks, the school announced Monday, marking the end of one of its last remaining on-campus pandemic precautions.

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University

Harvard to Lift Indoor Mask Mandate on March 14

Harvard will lift its mask mandate for most indoor spaces starting March 14, the school announced Monday.

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College

Harvard Will End Isolation Housing, Stop Conducting Contact Tracing During Spring Semester

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.

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Front Feature

Harvard Will Move Operations Remote for First Three Weeks of January

Harvard will move to remote operations during the first three weeks of January, keeping most students and workers away from campus over winter break as Covid-19 cases rise.

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University

Harvard Will Require Covid Booster Shots with Omicron Variant 'Likely' Spreading on Campus

Grappling with its worst on-campus Covid-19 surge since the start of the pandemic, Harvard announced Thursday that it will require affiliates to receive Covid-19 booster shots during the spring semester.

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College

Students Delay Getting Covid-19 Booster Shots, Citing Inconvenience and Finals

Some Harvard students said they are holding out to get a Covid-19 booster shot until the conclusion of the fall semester, though public health experts recommend people get the shot as soon as possible.

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Health

HSPH Researchers Develop Model to Evaluate Spread of Covid-19 Variants

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health developed a mathematical model to explore the population-level impacts of various SARS-CoV-2 variants and the effects of vaccination in combating them.

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Metro News

Community Groups Promote Vaccine Awareness Among Cambridge Residents of Color

Cambridge has reported vaccination rates for residents of color that defy national trends: as of Nov. 18, 74 percent of Black residents and 59 percent of Latinx residents are fully vaccinated, while only 33 percent of Black people and 36 percent of Latinx people are fully vaccinated nationwide.

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Covid-19 on Campus and in Cambridge: Latest Case Count and Updates

The latest information about Covid-19 test results and vaccination rates at Harvard and in Cambridge and statuses of city and campus reopening.

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House Life

Harvard Reports High Vaccination Rates Among Students and Employees Ahead of Full Reopening

Just days ahead of move-in for the fall semester, 93 percent of Harvard employees and 87 percent of students are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, University administrators wrote in an email to affiliates Wednesday.

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Some International Students Left Searching for Vaccine Options to Meet Harvard’s Fall Vaccine Requirement

Some international students, including incoming freshmen, reported navigating hurdles to get vaccinated this summer before in-person life at Harvard resumes in the fall.

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Answering Your Questions about the Covid-19 Vaccine, in Animations

Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about Covid-19 vaccinations in Massachusetts, in animated form.

Harvard Medical School
Research

‘Misleading to the Public’: Students, Experts Criticize Harvard Study Suggesting Early Emergence of Covid-19 in Wuhan

A June 2020 research article suggested that the novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan earlier than the documented start of the pandemic in December 2019. Upon closer examination, two SEAS graduate students found what they believed to be multiple flaws in the presentation and methods of the study.

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College

Ahead of New Mass. Vaccine Eligibility, Some Undergraduates Already Qualified for Vaccinations

Ahead of Covid-19 vaccine eligibility in Massachusetts opening to all residents 16 years and older on Monday, a number of Harvard students have secured their doses in alternative ways, from qualifying for an earlier phase to getting their hands on a leftover dose.

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UHS

Vaccine Supply at Harvard Will Remain Scarce Until April, Health Services Director Says

Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen said in a Friday interview he anticipates that state vaccine shipments will remain low through March but is “hopeful” that supplies will increase in April, in time to send students home for the summer vaccinated.

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