As the University takes incremental steps toward returning faculty, staff, and students to campus, diagnostic testing and contact tracing will play a critical role in reducing the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks and individual infections. To support University efforts to protect the health and safety of the community, testing and tracing require that data be collected from faculty, students, and staff returning to campus.
All data collected will be used only for the specific purpose of ensuring compliance with return to campus protocols and managing the health of the Harvard community. Any further use of data will be subject to future authorizations that conform to University policies and protocols on access to electronic information.
The University is committed to transparency in its COVID-19 testing and tracing practices. This page is designed to offer a summary of the data that will be collected, how data will be used, and what the University is doing to protect the privacy of community members.
This page will be continually updated as new information becomes available.