Before you return

Before you come to campus for the first time, there are a few important steps you must take. Here are the requirements:

Use Crimson Clear to verify your vaccination status and check your required testing protocols.

Create your Color account to activate your COVID-19 test kits. You’ll need to coordinate with the director or administrator of your department or division on your return date before you can create your account. This is a manual process that will take up to 72 hours.

Reconnect to Harvard’s secure wifi. You can do this at home so that when you arrive on campus your device will connect.

How to complete a Harvard COVID test

Full instructions on how to self-administer Harvard’s COVID-19 tests are included with each test kit. If you’d like further details, review a short training video on the Harvard Training Portal.

Campus entries

Access to the Harvard Chan School campus is currently restricted to authorized individuals, including students, faculty, staff, visitors, and vendors. The entrance to the Kresge Building is open and staffed by security Monday through Friday, 7 am to 9 pm. The entrance to the FXB Building is open and staffed by security 24/7/365. Upon entry at either location individuals must “tap in” with their HUID on the electronic badge reader at the guard’s desk to validate that they are authorized to be on campus.