Dear Members of the Harvard Chan School Community,
We hope you had a chance to read today’s University message from Giang Nguyen and Mark Elliot outlining good public health practices and updates to Harvard travel policy. Like the University, our School has seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases, with numbers close to those that we had at the peak of the Omicron wave in January.
During this period of elevated cases, we strongly encourage mask-wearing in classrooms, common spaces, and in the presence of others. Please keep in mind that the risk of transmission is highest when eating and drinking in close proximity. The School continues to provide three-layer “procedure masks” at the FXB, Kresge, 90 Smith, and Landmark 3 entrances and KN95 mask are available upon request from security staff at those locations. It will also be important to continue regular COVID testing if you are coming to campus; those who would like to test more frequently are welcome to do so.
Please also note the update to the University’s travel policy, in particular the requirement that students, faculty, staff, and researchers who are traveling internationally must register their Harvard-related international travel with International SOS, the University’s emergency response provider.
Thank you as always for helping to keep our campus safe as we progress toward the end of the semester.
Katie and Jane
Katherine A. Hope
Executive Dean for Administration
Jane J. Kim
Dean for Academic Affairs
K.T. Li Professor of Health Economics