Last updated: August 19, 2021

MIT community members who have traveled outside of New England for more than 24 hours, who are returning to campus after a prolonged absence, or who are coming to campus for the first time must be tested for Covid through a PCR test immediately upon their return/entry.

Individuals authorized to test using Covid Pass may take this test through:

  • Unobserved self-testing kits, available at select pick-up locations on campus. Check Covid Pass for locations and times to pick up your kit and drop off your completed test.
  • Observed in-person testing, conducted by MIT Medical staff, no appointment necessary, and strongly recommended for those new to the testing process. Bring your mobile device with the MIT Atlas app and your MIT ID. Check Covid Pass for available locations and times.

After testing, individuals who do not have symptoms may resume/begin work on-site immediately. Employees should confer with their supervisors regarding work plans and eligibility to return to campus.

After receiving a negative result, community members will return to weekly testing and continue to follow all Covid-19 safety procedures.

If you have questions about campus reentry, or any other Covid-related policies, please email