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Week of October 19, 2020

What you need to know now

Keep up the good work!

  • Read MIT Medical’s update on our efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and a reminder to model best behaviors and practices.
  • Positive cases remain low. MIT Medical is posting the latest testing data on the Covid Testing Dashboard.
  • Read the MIT News article about how contact tracing happens at MIT.

Get your flu shot now

New “touchdown spaces” available on campus

  • Starting on October 5, new “touchdown spaces” are available to Covid Pass users who are students and/or campus residents.

MIT face covering policy

  • You must wear a face covering at all times when in outdoor public places, including sidewalks, streets, parks, and any other outdoor area that is open to the general public.
  • If you are indoors, wear your face covering in all public places, such as lobbies, hallways, elevators, stairwells, and restrooms.
  • Refer to MIT’s face covering policy for additional guidance on wearing a face covering.

The basics now

October 20, 2020

An update on our efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and a reminder to model best behaviors and practices.

October 14, 2020

Registered domestic students are reminded to get their flu shot as soon as possible.

October 13, 2020

Updated guidance for laboratory-based research.

October 13, 2020

Policies that apply to all in-person events on campus.

September 30, 2020

Starting Friday, October 2, you are required to wear a face covering over your nose and mouth at all times in public places in Cambridge.

September 14, 2020

New procedures to address policy violations related to Covid-19 by faculty and staff. (Touchstone login required)

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.