our shared commitment
Together, we’re committed to tackling Covid-19 the MIT way – by standing with the science, working the problem, and modeling the solution for our community and beyond.
Our minds, hands, and hearts can make a difference.
Week of October 18, 2021
What you need to know now
Testing and vaccination
- Covid-19 self-testing is available for all community members enrolled in Covid Pass. See the locations to pick up and drop off tests. Note that test result turnaround times may vary.
- Remember to attest in Covid Pass each day you’ll be on campus, ideally at the same time, to avoid building access delays.
- Students are required to receive the flu vaccine by November 21.
- MIT Medical posts the latest testing data daily on the Covid Testing Dashboard.
- See vaccine information for those accessing campus through Covid Pass.
Returning to campus
- See the return-to-campus checklist for helpful tips on returning to on-site work.
- The Quick Guide on Returning to Campus outlines the steps for accessing campus.
- Returning to Campus: A Primer for Employees helps orient staff returning to campus for the first time since the pandemic.
- See MIT’s guidance on flexible work for fall.
Additional information for fall
- Get information about Tim Tickets, MIT’s visitor pass system.
- Face coverings remain required indoors, with some exceptions. The guidance on eating indoors also remains in effect.
- See the FAQ on guidance for event planners and organizers.
- The MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing is holding virtual workshops on coping with stress related to new work arrangements.
- Contact MIT’s anonymous hotline if you have any concerns regarding your activities on campus during Covid-19.
Though positive cases on campus remain low, MIT Medical Director Cecilia Stuopis, MD reinforced the importance of ongoing vigilance to help MIT continue to be one of the safest places in Massachusetts.
An update on the first day back to campus for many and some tips to help the return to campus run as smoothly as possible.
Canopies have been set up in five courtyards on campus to facilitate use of outdoor spaces.
Regardless of vaccination status, new and returning MIT students should get a PCR test from MIT Medical immediately upon arrival and then follow the testing regimen recommended by Covid Pass.
Eating indoors is now permitted in all campus buildings in spaces where eating was permitted pre-pandemic.
All students and campus residents must be tested for Covid-19 twice a week. All others accessing campus at least weekly must test once a week.
Protecting healthBest practices for public health will be mandatory for anyone on campus.
Ensuring continuityOur aim is to help all students continue to make academic progress.
Advancing MIT’s missionMIT remains dedicated to building a better world through education, research, and innovation.