Starting on June 15th at 8 AM, MIT began the Research Ramp Up.    Access to buildings has returned to the local units, so at a high-level, you should work directly with the staff in your units headquarters to gain access to buildings.

For individuals who are already considered essential personnel and are on the School’s campus limited access list, until you are uploaded via a spreadsheet, you should continue to come to campus until you receive a notice from the COVID-Access system with instructions on the next steps in the process.  At that time, your access will be transitioned from the Limited Access System that the School was overseeing to the unit based system.

For individuals who have not had access to campus during the limited access period, who have completed the requirements for returning to campus, and who have a valid COVID Pass will be able to access the buildings that were designated by their PI/Supervisor. Each COVID Pass is good for 25 hours and requires a daily health attestation.

Going forward, access to campus will only be accessible through specific Access Points that have card readers activated by the COVID Access System. A map of the Access Points is available on the MIT Covid-19 Information site.

Importantly, an individual’s designated building(s) determines which Access Points are active for their MIT ID card. As indicated on the map, the MIT campus has been divided into several color-coded Access Clusters. Any Access Point within a Cluster can be used if your designated building is within that Cluster (e.g. to get to Bldg. 5, use the Bldg. 1 Access Point or the one in Lobby 7). Access Points to other Clusters will not be active for that MIT ID card. Please review the map to understand which Access Points you should use.

If you are designated to work in more than one Cluster, you can enter through Access Points to either Cluster. In addition, at least for the week of June 15, once inside you can move from one of your designated Clusters to another through a common hallway. You should only move from one designated Cluster to another to do necessary work. Adherence to this policy will be monitored and MIT is prepared to close these transit boundaries if this expectation is not met. Proper adherence will facilitate the transition to Ramp-up phase 2.

All campus parking is open and free throughout the summer. If you park in the Stata Garage (Building 32), proceed to the 1st floor level and exit through one of doors indicated by the signs and barriers. You can then enter your Cluster at one of its designated Access Points.

If you have questions related to access, please contact your units AO or assistant director or Heather Williams, heatherg@mit.edu.