Harvard University is committed to providing a safe environment for all. Supporting our community’s well-being while advancing Harvard’s academic enterprise requires our collective participation in the University’s health and safety measures. We’ve created this page to highlight the most important COVID-19 safety requirements. Guests are required to follow all applicable health and safety requirements imposed by federal, state, and local authorities, as well as Harvard University policies, to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.
Expectations for Attending Harvard-Sponsored Events and Gatherings
- Keep current with COVID-19 vaccination. Harvard highly recommends being up-to-date per the CDC definition for all Harvard community members, including faculty, staff, researchers, visitors, and vendors who will have any on-campus presence.
- Keep a face mask handy. Face masks are now optional in most spaces. We strongly encourage carrying one at all times and recommend voluntary masking in crowded settings, especially indoors. In limited circumstances, some event venues may require face coverings.
- Stay home if you feel sick. Test if you have symptoms, and don't assume it's merely a cold or allergies. Test if you have COVID-19 exposure, even if you do not have symptoms.
- If you test positive, isolate and follow CDC guidelines. Abide by the isolation guidelines listed on CDC.gov. Notify close contacts and check in with your health care provider if you are high risk.
- You and your guests agree to:
- Abide by all state, local, and University COVID-19 guidelines and protocols in place at the time you come to campus.
- Acknowledge the evolving nature of current protocols and agree to read all communications from the University sent in advance of this event to ensure you are up to date on the current policies and protocols.