- Provide your vaccine status by May 23 – May 3, 2021
- Events, gatherings, and campus spaces policy – April 15, 2021
- Campus visitor policy – April 9, 2021
- MIT summer policies (testing, access, and travel) – April 7, 2021
- Guidance for summer travel (effective June 1, 2021) added to current travel policy – April 7, 2021
- UROP updates, including summer 2021 participation – April 7, 2021
- Campus space policy – March 8, 2021
- MIT Research Ramp-Up information
- Environment, Health & Safety Covid-19 FAQ
- International Scholars Office
- MIT Libraries’ services for spring 2021
- Postdoctoral Services
- Covid-19 impact on sponsored programs
- Funding opportunities specific to Covid-19
Facility use and access
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has announced its return to Phase III, Step 2 of its Covid-19 guidelines, effective March 1.
- The campus space policy was updated March 8, 2021. Updates primarily affect office space and common space use.
- MIT remains in Phase 3 of the Research Ramp-Up (RR3) for laboratory research, as announced in October 2020.
- All plans to use laboratory or office space must be approved by the DLC. For detailed guidance and planning information, see Research Ramp-Up information.
- Access to campus buildings during the research ramp-up is controlled by Covid Pass via the Covid Access System.
- Every MIT staff member who can work successfully from home will need to continue doing so.
- Visitor access to campus will be significantly limited and discouraged through spring semester 2021. See the research visitor guidelines for the latest information.
Specific research considerations
- Researchers are reminded that work with nucleic acids encoding for any portion of the SARS-CoV-2 genome may not begin without approval from the MIT Committee on Assessment of Biohazards & Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (CAB/ESCRO) (MIT certificate required). Consult your biosafety officer for more information. If you are planning to work with the SARS-CoV-2 N gene (Nucleocapsid), please review the guidance document for amplifying the SARS-CoV-2 N gene (MIT certificate required).
- All requests to start or restart human subject research must be submitted through COUHES Connect and must be approved by COUHES before starting/restarting. Please note that COUHES approval is necessary but not sufficient for the resumption of human subject research; additional policies may also apply.
- While MIT community members are advised to refrain from travel when possible, those who must travel are advised to review MIT travel resources and register travel in the Covid Pass app.
- MIT has extended the suspension of MIT-related international travel for students, faculty, postdocs, and staff until June 1, 2021. MIT-related domestic travel also remains suspended for most travelers. MIT has issued guidance for summer travel, expected to take effect on June 1, 2021. See the Covid-19 travel policy for more information.