The MIT campus is now open in a limited capacity for two types of visits. One category is for laboratory personnel who require regular access to complete their job duties. The second category, newly available, is for any employee who needs one-time access to pick up materials, move into/out of an office, or other one time tasks.
Campus access is permitted for approved personnel who are members of a lab that has submitted both
This includes members of the administrative group who need periodic access to files and other materials for their work.
At present, we are in Phase 1 of research restart and groups are permitted to staff campus at 25% of full capacity. At the start of Phase 2 we expect this to increase to 50%. The start date for Phase 2 has not been announced.
MIT will soon roll out a plan to enable individual access to campus for single visits, even for those not on laboratory access plans. The aim is to support employees and students needing access to get some materials from their office, execute a move, etc. At present this can be done via request to Jack Defandorf, but requires each person to fill out MIT’s Acknowledgement Form stating that return to campus is voluntary, complete a daily health attestation, and take a COVID PCR test at MIT Medical. We expect the new system to be rolled out in late July. It is possible, but not yet confirmed, that single-time access will not require the PCR test.
Individuals starting this process should be advised that the time from first request for laboratory or single-use access will probably be 24-48 hours, from when the request first comes to Jack Defandorf to when your keycard will become activated. This will depend in part on how promptly you fill out required forms. Kavli will be scheduling single-use visits to ensure that there is no more than one person per floor, per building, beyond normal Phase 1 or Phase 2 usage. Times will be allocated on first-come, first served basis.
MIT is once again allowing one-time access needs such as one time pick-ups, clean out an office/lab before departing or other similar situations. Coming to campus to check on equipment or pick up mail once a week or once a month should be arranged as an ongoing access request.