Smart + Safe
MIT has already implemented new protocols for building access, and these have been in place during the ramp-up of research on campus over the summer. These protocols include:
- Requirements for viral testing
- A daily health attestation
- Mandatory Environment, Health, and Safety training
- Social distancing
- Requirements to wear a face covering while on campus.
Additional plans may include more frequent viral testing, daily screening for symptoms, rapid contact tracing, and air quality measurement and mitigation, as well as enhanced cleaning procedures. Hand hygiene products and cleaning stations will be available across campus, and we encourage all members of the campus community to carry personal hand-sanitizing products.
As the fall semester approaches, you will receive additional details on the safety protocols we have put in place at MIT and in our MIT Sloan buildings. You will also receive guidance on how those protocols will be managed on a daily basis. Note that as the circumstances of the pandemic evolve, we will all need to be flexible in response to those changing conditions. We will join with MIT Medical to monitor our collective health status throughout the semester and will communicate any needed adjustments to campus procedures as quickly as possible.
More information and updates on COVID-19 at MIT can be found at MIT Medical.