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Week of August 2, 2021
What you need to know now
- Read the recent update on the vaccine requirement deadline, mask requirements, and other steps for a safe return to campus.
- Covid Pass participants must continue regular testing to maintain access to campus after being vaccinated. All individuals living on campus, or accessing campus buildings at least weekly, will now need to be tested once a week. In many cases, this is a reduction from twice-weekly testing.
- See MIT’s guidance on flexible work for fall.
Returning to campus
- On July 28, MIT announced that face coverings remain required indoors for now, with some exceptions. The guidance on eating indoors also remains in effect.
- On August 2, MIT issued new guidance on events, K-12 programming, reentry to campus (for students and employees), and visitors.
- 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.
- The MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing is holding virtual workshops on coping with stress related to new work arrangements.
- All MIT faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated by July 30, or have received a medical or religious exemption, in order to work on campus.
- Every enrolled student must be fully vaccinated before the fall semester begins.
- See additional vaccine information for those accessing campus through Covid Pass.
- MIT Medical posts the latest testing data daily on the Covid Testing Dashboard.
- You must continue to wear a face covering at all times when in indoor public places except when eating or drinking (see policy for additional exceptions). Face coverings are no longer required outdoors.
- Contact MIT’s anonymous hotline if you have any concerns regarding your activities on campus during Covid-19.
MIT will increase public transit and commuter program subsidies for benefits-eligible Cambridge-campus employees. A 5 percent parking rate increase has been postponed to September 1.
The MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing is holding virtual workshops on the topic of personal wellbeing, including coping with stress related to new work arrangements
Important updates about MIT’s return to full operations.
Visitors are now welcome to campus and must follow all MIT Covid policies.
Events are now permitted, both on and off campus.
Face coverings remain required indoors for now, with some exceptions.
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.