COVID-19 Guidance for MIT Employees

See HR's up-to-date information, resources, and policies to help MIT faculty, staff, and postdocs stay safe and follow MIT guidelines.

Employees should continue to refer to the MIT Covid Apps site for updates, including a quick guide for returning to campus. Additional guidance is on the MIT Now COVID-19 Response website.

Vaccination Requirement Information

All staff and faculty who access the MIT campus must either be vaccinated against Covid-19 or be granted an exemption by MIT. More information is available for employees and managers. 

Returning to Campus

Pay Policies

See the details on pay during the pandemic (MIT Touchstone login required).

Frequently Asked Questions

Remote Work

Other Updates

MIT Staff Emergency Hardship Fund

The MIT Staff Emergency Hardship Fund provides financial assistance to MIT staff and postdoctoral scholars (associates and fellows) who are experiencing an immediate, severe, and temporary financial hardship due to a sudden or non-recurring emergency (e.g., serious illness or injury, family crisis, natural disaster). 

Community support and recognition resources

The MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing has compiled resources and information to support MIT employees and their families. Help is available!

Have you observed members of our community who are taking extraordinary measures to help maintain business operations, assist students and staff in transitions, and ensure the safety of all of us at MIT? Tell us about it—it takes only seconds to say thank you!

See the recognitions we've posted so far here.

Also see the Massachusetts state safety standards for reopening workplaces.

Need Help or Have Questions?

If you have specific questions on any of the above, please send an email to