December 13, 2021

This is a reminder that Covid-19 testing hours will be limited during the upcoming holiday period. All locations will be closed during the Christmas and New Year’s Day closings; testing will be conducted on a holiday schedule during the winter break special closing.

Visit the Covid Pass app or covidapps.mit.edu/testing for detailed holiday hours.

Important info on testing and campus access during the holidays

  • Individuals who must access campus during the holiday period may maintain access by testing during the reduced hours. If you typically only test on Friday, please test on an earlier day during these holiday weeks to maintain uninterrupted access to campus. Regular hours resume Monday, January 3.
  • Only tests dropped off during the posted hours will be processed. During certain periods, the overnight bins for unobserved tests will be unavailable and the MIT Atlas app will not allow tests to be checked in.
  • Tests due on Friday, December 24, and Friday, December 31, will be moved to a day when testing is open the following week. The MIT Atlas app will prompt you when your next test is due.
  • If you will not be accessing any MIT buildings during the winter break closing, you do not need to test that week. You may pause reminders to test and attest by registering your travel.
  • MIT’s surveillance testing cannot guarantee test turnaround times for any individual test. If you need to test to meet any travel requirements, please consult your travel provider for options.

Holiday hours

  • Monday, December 20, through Wednesday, December 22
    • Self-test drop-off locations: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    • MIT Medical trailer in-person testing: 6:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 23
    • Self-test drop-off locations: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; W20 closed; no tests dropped off after 12:00 p.m. will be collected
    • MIT Medical trailer in-person testing: 6:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 24, through Sunday, December 26
    • ​Self-test drop-off locations and MIT Medical trailer in-person testing closed
  • Monday, December 27, through Wednesday, December 29
    • Self-test drop-off locations: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; W20 closed
    • MIT Medical trailer in-person testing: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 30
    • Self-test drop-off locations: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; W20 closed; no tests dropped off after 12:00 p.m. will be collected
    • MIT Medical trailer in-person testing: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 31, through Sunday, January 2
    • Self-test drop-off locations and MIT Medical trailer in-person testing closed

Remain vigilant

If you do feel Covid-related symptoms, even while you are away, please attest to them immediately using the Covid Pass app and self-isolate until MIT Medical contacts you or you speak with your personal clinician.

We hope the above advice is useful and helps ensure that you maintain uninterrupted access to campus. Thank you for your cooperation, and enjoy the winter break.