By adamg on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 1:02pm
Harvard President Larry Bacow announced today:
Earlier today, Adele and I learned that we tested positive for COVID-19. We started experiencing symptoms on Sunday - first coughs then fevers, chills, and muscle aches - and contacted our doctors on Monday. We were tested yesterday and just received the results a few minutes ago. We wanted to share this news with all of you as soon as possible.
Neither of us knows how we contracted the virus, but the good news - if there is any to be had - is that far fewer people crossed our paths recently than is usually the case. We began working from home and completely limiting our contact with others on March 14 in keeping with recommendations to adopt social distancing measures. In line with standard protocols, the Department of Public Health will be in touch with anyone with whom we have had close contact over the past fourteen days.
We will be taking the time we need to rest and recuperate during a two-week isolation at home. I am blessed with a great team, and many of my colleagues will be taking on more responsibility over the next few weeks as Adele and I focus on just getting healthy.