For staff, researchers, and postdocs

Harvard Chan School is welcoming staff members, researchers, and postdocs back to campus in fall 2021 in phases, with health and safety our top priority. Individual departments and managers will work with employees to plan return dates and schedules, adopting a variety of flexible approaches with varying return-to-campus dates.

We have established numerous health and safety protocols, including requiring face coverings in indoor spaces, upgrading ventilation and filtration in our buildings, setting up testing protocols for both vaccinated and unvaccinated staff, establishing strict protocols if someone in the community tests positive, and more.

We have outlined several steps that are necessary before returning to campus:

  1. Verify your vaccine with Harvard University Health Services (HUHS). This is done through the Patient Portal; see information about verifying your vaccine.
  2. Set up your Color account and your Crimson Clear account so that you can see your testing cadence and manage testing results and be sure to follow the testing protocol.

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.

Learn more about School policies on verifying your vaccine, masking, testing, and flexwork.