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Week of July 26, 2021

What you need to know now

Latest updates

  • Read MIT’s guidance on flexible work for fall.
  • MIT has 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.
  • 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 

Town halls

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.
July 23, 2021

MIT Medical has received 300 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine and will be holding a walk-in clinic for Covid Pass participants.

July 12, 2021

Approximately 85 percent of the MIT community has been vaccinated; vaccination proof or an exemption request is required by July 30. MIT outlined policy changes regarding travel, visiting scholars and students, face coverings, and eating indoors.

July 12, 2021

Answers to questions submitted during the faculty and staff Town Hall on June 9.

July 9, 2021

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

July 6, 2021

A modified travel policy remains in effect for the summer.

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.

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.