Harvard Business School moves MBA classes online as COVID breakthrough infections rise

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard Business School announced Monday that due to a rise in COVID-19 breakthrough infections among students, despite high vaccination rates and frequent testing, university officials have decided to move all first-year MBA students and some in the second year to remote learning.

Harvard Business School’s spokesperson Mark Cautela told Boston 25 News remote learning starts Monday, Sept. 27, and will run until Oct. 3.

Cautela added that contact tracers, working with positive cases, highlight that transmission is not occurring in classrooms or other academic settings on the campus, nor is it occurring among masked individuals.

Harvard University is now asking students to wear masks indoors and limit in-person interactions with others outside their household while canceling group travels. There will also increase COVID-19 testing to three times a week.

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