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 September 21, 2020
What you need to know now
What do I need to do now?
- A second Covid-19 testing facility has opened at the Johnson Athletic Center (W34), open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., that will more than double MIT’s testing capacity. You may choose to use the new facility or the trailers at MIT Medical each time you get tested.
- Visit Covid Pass if you have questions about whether you need to sign up or update your testing.
- Wear a mask, observe physical distance, and manage density to help to keep our community safe.
The basics now
- Positive cases remain low. MIT Medical is posting the latest testing data and known positive cases.
- MIT is in Phase 3 of its reopening. See the overview of MIT’s phases, as well as the more detailed view of what each phase encompasses.
- Contact MIT’s anonymous hotline if you have any concerns regarding your activities on campus during Covid-19.
- Every member of the MIT community is expected to act with respect and care for others – no matter where you live. See the letter to the MIT Sloan community for more on this topic.
New ID policy on campus
- All community members are required to have their ID visible at all times when accessing campus spaces. Students and residents living on campus are not required to wear their ID when inside their residence hall.
Updated campus access points
- Access to MIT academic and research buildings is only permitted through assigned access points. See the designated entries on the access point map. Just tap your MIT ID at the card reader at your approved entry point. And remember: Please do not hold open the door for others, since each person must use their MIT ID to confirm entry.
A reminder to abide by state, local and MIT guidelines prohibiting large gatherings.
MIT opens a second location for Covid-19 testing.
Guidance on human subject research during Covid-19.
Expedited process for addressing reported violations of the Covid-19 return to work on campus policy
New procedures to address policy violations related to Covid-19 by faculty and staff. (Touchstone login required)
Best practices at MIT during Covid-19.
Access policy for research, education, and extracurricular activities.
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.