All residents returning to campus will be required to adhere to the graduate resident return process which includes requesting a return date, COVID-19 testing upon arriving to campus, a seven-day quarantine and a second COVID-19 test from MIT Medical.* Please visit the webpage linked above to learn more.
*Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, please be advised that this guidance is subject to change.
What does it mean to quarantine?
The quarantine process limits a person’s movement during the period when it is unclear whether they have the virus. If a person is quarantining after traveling, they will be instructed to limit their movements outside of their rooms during the quarantine period (seven days between COVID-19 tests). That means you cannot have direct contact with anyone else and you must stay in your room except to use your assigned bathroom or to get packages or food while wearing a face covering.
Residents who need to launder items will be required to wear a face covering and avoid touching door handles directly or using elevators while outside their room. Students should use the available WashLava app to ensure washer/dryer availability before leaving their room. Residents can also leave the building for about an hour to exercise each day, wearing their face covering the entire time. While outside the room, residents must keep six feet apart from other people and wear a face covering at all times, including around people known to the resident.