COVID-19 Protocols


The wellbeing of our visitors, students, and staff remains our top commitment at the Memorial Church. Harvard University continues to closely monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and it is an ever-changing situation.

We are taking important steps to protect against COVID-19 as we prepare to resume in-person worship this fall term. We grateful for your assistance helping us to take these precautionary measures to prevent the spread of infection and to prioritize the wellbeing of our community, especially the most vulnerable in our midst.

We ask that all visitors, students, and staff abide by the following:

  • All individuals will be masked indoors.
  • All individuals/households will maintain a physical distance of six feet during services and other public events.
  • All individuals/households will attest to the state of their health upon arrival. Individuals will be asked to leave if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or exhibiting symptoms with COVID-19.
  • All individuals will refrain from public consumption of food and beverage indoors.

Please review the latest guidance for on-campus activity before attending services or other events on campus. Guidance may be subject to additions and changes based upon the distribution of the disease and local disease dynamics. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

As Professor Potts shared, things will be a bit different when we return. Some of the details of our worship life will be altered to accommodate pandemic restrictions. Some of our programming will be adjusted to keep everyone safe. But what we hope you find entirely familiar will be the love and openness and welcome with which we intend to fill our church each day.