If you miss your testing date, you will receive a testing reminder from Color. While you are expected to generally maintain your assigned testing frequency, you do not need to come to campus just to submit a test. Instead, please plan to test the next time you are on campus. If you will be away from campus for an extended period of time, or your campus access has changed, please contact your testing coordinator to be moved to a different testing group.
It is expected that everyone follows health, safety, and testing protocols every day they come to campus. Continued failure to comply with protocols will lead to your access to campus buildings being revoked.
If you do not follow health and safety protocols, you will receive automated emails about instances of non-compliance.
If you believe such messages to be in error, please contact:
Color Support at 844-352-6567 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions/concerns about testing reminders, results, and compliance notifications.
When a member of the campus community tests positive for COVID-19, Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) initiates contact tracing to identify close contacts. In the case of an individual who tests positive and has recently attended class, HUHS will not reach out to the entire class. It is highly unlikely that an entire class would be considered a closet contact. However, HUHS may contact faculty or instructional staff if class registration would be helpful in identifying close contacts. More information on contact tracing can be found on the University’s coronavirus website.
If a student is put into isolation, there are a few simple ways instructors can make sure they stay caught up in your course:
Encourage students to identify a “study buddy” at the beginning of the semester.
Use your discretion to provide alternative assignments or other ways for a student to stay caught up in class if they need to isolate.
If the class takes place in a classroom already equipped with lecture capture technology, use that to record the class and make the recording available on Canvas.
For other instructional spaces, create a Zoom link for the student on your own device in the classroom, set Zoom to record, and share screen so that the student can follow along with slides or other presentations as you speak (note: you should not try to provide a fully interactive experience for the student but rather use zoom as low-tech way to record class), or
Have a TF or fellow student they have identified use a smartphone to make a simple recording that can be uploaded to Canvas, along with any slides or presentations from class. ESS has compiled instructions for self-service lecture capture, which are available on their website.
Bring a laptop to class and utilize Zoom to include your student in the lecture.
We expect all instructors to teach in person. Instructors may use pre-recorded materials to supplement their in-person teaching (to “flip” their courses), but they should still spend the customary amount of time in the classroom.
Instructors may hold office hours remotely if they feel that this will better meet the needs of their students.
In a small number of cases, the Office of Undergraduate Education and/or the Graduate School for Arts and Sciences may ask selected faculty to adapt their courses for the first few weeks of the semester to accommodate visa delays for international students.