(Updated 7/28/2021) As Harvard continues to welcome back students, faculty, academic personnel, and staff to our campus, COVID testing will remain a part of the University’s ongoing efforts to track and limit the coronavirus within our community.

All University affiliates who are authorized to be on campus are required to be tested at their assigned cadence. Required testing cadences will be determined by factors including whether you live on or off campus, your vaccination status, and infection rates in the local community.

Effective July 28, the University will shift to new testing cadences for all affiliates. Also effective July 28, each member of the Harvard community can find their testing cadence requirement by logging into Crimson Clear. Going forward, affiliates will also receive regular text and email notifications reminding you of your next testing day.

Both current testing schedules and those effective on July 28 can be found on the University Testing & Tracing page.

Harvard’s testing plan is subject to modification based on community risk and the broader public health environment. For questions about testing eligibility, contact your School or Unit’s local testing coordinator. For technical questions about creating your Color account, email support@color.com. More information on unobserved PCR testing, setting up a Color account, and administering tests can be found on the University Testing & Tracing page.