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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.
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Week of January 17, 2022
What you need to know now
Testing and vaccination
- What to do if you have Covid-19 symptoms, test positive, or are a close contact.
- Staying safe during the Omicron Covid-19 surge.
- MIT is holding Covid-19 booster vaccination clinics on a walk-in basis for MIT Medical patients and by appointment for Covid Pass participants.
- MIT is requiring Covid-19 vaccine boosters for the entire MIT community, effective January 14, 2022.
- See the changes to MIT’s contact tracing and notification systems.
- MIT Medical posts the latest testing data daily on the Covid Testing Dashboard.
Events and visitors
- See the updated events policy.
- MIT will invite all graduating students and their guests to celebrate Commencement in person on Killian Court, on May 27, 2022.
- Get information about Tim Tickets, MIT’s visitor pass system.
- Tim Ticket users who are eligible for a booster vaccination must attest to having received the booster shot, effective January 14, 2022.
- See the FAQ on guidance for event planners and organizers.
- See MIT’s policy updates on campus access and visitors, eating indoors, events, face coverings, K-12 students and programs, and vaccination.
- For benefits-eligible Cambridge employees, MIT has extended increased commuter program subsidies through March 2022.
- Contact MIT’s anonymous hotline if you have any concerns regarding your activities on campus during Covid-19.
The new semester is expected to begin with in-person learning, and most employees are expected to return to their fall semester work arrangements on January 31.
See the guidance for reporting symptoms, testing positive, and being a close contact of a positive individual.
Take extra precautions, be alert to even minor symptoms, and get a booster shot by January 14.
Until further notice, food and drink may not be consumed at any MIT-sponsored events, whether held on or off campus. Grab-and-go style food options also remain paused until further notice.
Eating indoors is permitted in all campus buildings in spaces where eating was permitted pre-pandemic, though food and/or drink may not be provided or consumed at MIT-sponsored events or meetings until further notice
When students are on MIT-related travel, “side trips” to CDC level 4 or DOS level 3 or 4 countries are not permitted.
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.