Updated policies from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
November 2, 2020
Governor Baker issued additional Covid-19 policies for the Commonwealth that will go into effect on Friday, November 6. Below are links to the new policies and the impacts on MIT’s Covid-19 policies.
- Beginning on November 6, Massachusetts residents are advised to stay at home from 10 p.m to 5 a.m. This does not apply to people coming to and from work or school, or people who are out for essential needs.
- All indoor recreational facilities and restaurants must close at 9:30 p.m. This includes DAPER facilities, which will close at 9:30 p.m. starting Friday, November 6. MIT’s dining halls currently close at 8:30 p.m. and are already in compliance with this new guidance. Dunkin’ and TechMart in the Student Center are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Pacific Street Cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.
- Gathering maximums will change on November 6:
- 10 maximum allowed for inside gatherings – this does not apply to classes.
- 25 maximum allowed for outside gatherings – MIT’s current policy allows for outdoor gatherings of 10 people maximum.
- All gatherings, including ones in private properties, are required to end at 9:30 p.m.
- Everyone over 5 years old must wear a face covering, with no exceptions for social distance, though the exemption for medical necessity continues. MIT’s current face covering policy is consistent with this new guidance.