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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 November 22, 2021
What you need to know now
Testing and vaccination
- See the testing hours over the Thanksgiving holiday.
- The new requirement that MIT’s employees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 has been extended to January 18, 2022.
- 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.
Additional information for fall
- Get information about Tim Tickets, MIT’s visitor pass system.
- Read the update on outdoor spaces and canopies on campus.
- Face coverings remain required indoors, with some exceptions; the policy on eating indoors also remains in effect. See guidance on eating and drinking indoors and the future of the mask requirement.
- See the FAQ on guidance for event planners and organizers.
- Contact MIT’s anonymous hotline if you have any concerns regarding your activities on campus during Covid-19.
Updates from MIT Medical on low infection rates, remaining masked, avoiding unnecessary exposures and risky behaviors, and getting booster vaccines through a personal physician or local pharmacy.
How MIT has weathered the pandemic and insights on what’s next.
Covid-19 testing hours over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Children aged 5 to 11 must be fully vaccinated or have a medical or religious exemption by February 2, 2022 in order to participate in MIT programs and events.
Review the latest guidance for MIT-related travel.
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.
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.