Dear GSAS Students,

I wanted to follow up on the message you received earlier today from Dr. Giang T. Nguyen, executive director of Harvard University Health Services (HUHS). Many on campus are understandably concerned about possible exposure, so I want to highlight what Dr. Nguyen stated:

“Any persons who have had close contact with the individuals in question have been notified by the Department of Public Health in accordance with standard public health principles. If you have not been notified, then you are not deemed to have an increased risk because of exposure to these individuals.”

If you haven’t yet reviewed the message, I encourage you to do so to inform yourself, particularly the self-isolation evaluation guidance in the message’s second bullet.

Managing fear and anxiety at this time is important, and HUHS has prepared a fact sheet of information and resources that may help. Please take good care of yourselves.

With all best wishes,

Emma Dench
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics

HUHS Guidance on Potential Exposure Concerns