Spring 2022 Information

COVID-19 Guidance During Commencement Activities

We are excited to gather to celebrate our graduates, and we look forward to seeing you soon. As you prepare to come to campus, please be aware that COVID-19 transmission is rated as “high” in Boston and Cambridge. In light of this, Harvard University, in consultation with the University Coronavirus Advisory Group, has issued the following public health guidance for those attending Commencement-related events:

  • Take a COVID test before coming to campus and every day that you have a scheduled event, even if you are not experiencing symptoms. HLS community members may continue to use Color PCR testing. Guests may utilize rapid antigen tests, which are widely available at area pharmacies.
  • If you have symptoms, no matter how mild, we ask that you do not attend Commencement events—even if you test negative.
  • If you test positive, please do not travel to campus or attend Commencement events. After testing positive, adhere to the 5-day home isolation guidance. For the full 10 days, follow strict masking and do not drink or dine in proximity to other people. For more information, visit the Keep Harvard Healthy website.
  • For indoor and crowded outdoor events, we strongly encourage wearing a high-quality mask that fits securely without air gaps around your nose and mouth.
  • If attending events that involve unmasking to eat or drink, minimize any unmasked mingling and mask up whenever you can.

Thank you in advance for doing your part to keep the Harvard community and our guests, especially those who may be at a higher risk for complications if they are exposed to COVID-19, safe and healthy during this joyous occasion.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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COVID-19 Policies & Protocols

COVID-19 Policies & Protocols

As always, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as our continuing mission of teaching, learning, research, and service, remain paramount. With those objectives in mind, and in accordance with Harvard University guidelines, Harvard Law School has adopted the following public health policies related to our on-campus operations.

Read the COVID-19 Policies & Protocols

How to Verify Your Vaccination

How to Verify Your Vaccination


Thank you to every member of our community who has already verified their COVID booster by submitting it to Harvard University Health Services (HUHS). The University is requiring COVID vaccination and boosters for all community members who will have any on-campus presences this spring. If you have recently become eligible for a booster and haven’t submitted your verification yet, please visit the Verify Your Vaccination webpage and follow the instructions. If you received your booster through HUHS, you do not need to submit any information, as HUHS already has your information on file. HUHS keeps individual medical information secure and confidential.

Keep HLS Healthy

Keep HLS Healthy

feeling sick?

If you’re experiencing symptoms, please complete a Self Assessment in Crimson Clear, which will initiate a consultation with Harvard University Health Services. Please wait for guidance from HUHS before returning to campus activity.

Keep a Mask Handy

While masks are optional in most Harvard settings, many individuals will choose to continue to wear a mask, and masks are required in settings like healthcare settings and public transit.

Wash Your Hands Often

Use soap and water with 20 seconds of rubbing, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Do this before and after touching anything that needs to be touched by other people, and before eating, drinking, or touching your face or face covering.