Non-residential facilities. MIT's policy is for everyone to wear well-fitted face coverings in MIT's non-residential buildings except when they are eating or drinking or alone in a fully enclosed space, regardless of their vaccination status.
Residences. Face-coverings are optional for fully-vaccinated residents, although it is recommended that vaccinated individuals wear face coverings when in common spaces, corridors, and while attending registered residence hall events. Unvaccinated residents and unvaccinated individuals who visit MIT residence halls are expected to wear a face covering in all common areas and public spaces, including while attending registered residence hall events.
Events. Regardless of vaccination status, residents and guests are encouraged to wear face coverings at registered residence hall events. Individuals who are not vaccinated are expected to wear face coverings at residence hall events.
As public health guidance evolves, guidelines related to face-coverings is changing as well. See the updated policy on face-coverings to see what's changed.
Eating and physical distancing. Public health officials recommend maintining six feet of physical distance between you and other individuals eating around you or eight feet between your group and other groups regardless of vaccination status. Whenever possible, please eat outside and enjoy the (hopefully) pleasant summer weather. If you can't eat outside, please limit the time you are eating inside to 20 minutes.