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Harvard Business School has temporarily moved some MBA classes online to curb Covid outbreaks

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Harvard Business School has moved some of its MBA 1st and 2nd grade face-to-face classes online this week. COVID-19 Testing requirements to try to curb the recent surge in breakthrough cases on campus.

Schools in Boston are switching to distance learning until October 3 to control the virus that primarily infects fully vaccinated graduate students at the university. About 95% of college students and 96% of their staff are vaccinated. More than 1,000 students are enrolled in 2023 business school classes.

In a statement, business school spokesman Mark Kautera said, “Contact tracers dealing with positive cases emphasize that infections are not occurring in the classroom or in other academic environments on campus.” Stated... “Also, it’s not happening among masked individuals.”

Cautela added that the university requires students to avoid unmasked indoor events, group trips, and gatherings with non-family members.

Business schools also require all students to take the Covid test three times a week, regardless of vaccination status, Cautela said. Universities previously required fully vaccinated students to be tested once a week, while unvaccinated students had to submit test results twice a week.

Harvard graduate students make up the majority of active Covid cases on campus, according to the school’s online coronavirus dashboard. The university conducted 41,864 Covid tests from September 20th to September 25th, and found that graduate students make up 60 of the 74 positive test results recorded during these 6 days.

Harvard University reports that while 28 students were quarantined, 87 students are currently quarantined after Covid exposure. Masks remain mandatory for all Harvard indoor settings.

Harvard Business School has temporarily moved some MBA classes online to curb Covid outbreaks

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