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Week of June 14, 2021

What you need to know now

Latest updates

  • On June 7, MIT removed its Covid-era capacity limits and distancing policies, expanded building access, and relaxed restrictions on visitors, events, and indoor eating. Face coverings remain required indoors for now, with some exceptions.
  • Watch the recording of the June 15 Town Hall for students about what it will be like on campus this fall.
  • Watch the recording of the June 9 Town Hall for faculty and staff.
  • Covid Pass participants must continue regular testing to maintain access to campus after being vaccinated. The testing requirement for community members who live on campus or access campus buildings more than three days a week has been reduced from twice a week to once a week.

Vaccine information 

  • Every enrolled student must be fully vaccinated before the fall semester begins.
  • All MIT faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated by July 30 in order to work on campus.
  • Those who have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and do not have symptoms can return to their residence or work site immediately after traveling outside of Massachusetts. They should test on their first day back, do not need to quarantine while they wait for a negative test result, and should resume work on site
  • See additional vaccine information for those accessing campus through Covid Pass.

Stay vigilant!

  • 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.
June 10, 2021

Watch the recording of the June 15 Town Hall for students.

June 7, 2021

The changes involve capacity limits and distancing policies, expanded building access, and relaxed restrictions on visitors, events, and indoor eating. Face coverings remain required indoors for now, with some exceptions.

June 3, 2021

Watch the recording of the June 9 Town Hall for faculty and staff.

June 17, 2021

All MIT faculty, staff, and enrolled students must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by July 30, 2021, in order to work, study, and/or live on campus.

June 7, 2021

Visitors are now welcome in outdoor spaces on campus and may enter non-residential campus buildings if accompanied by a Covid Pass user.

June 1, 2021

A modified Covid-19 travel policy remains in effect for the summer.

Guiding principles

Protecting health

Best practices for public health will be mandatory for anyone on campus.

Ensuring continuity

Our aim is to help all students continue to make academic progress.

Advancing MIT’s mission

MIT remains dedicated to building a better world through education, research, and innovation.