Covid-19 Response

Meetings

Latest updates during the Covid-19 emergency

  • All MIT business should be done remotely, unless there is no other alternative.

It is important that all of us understand that all MIT business should be done remotely, unless there is no other alternative. Public health guidelines emphasize that minimizing person-to-person interactions is critical to limiting the spread of the virus. To be clear, any MIT meeting — research, academic, or administrative — that can be done remotely must be done remotely.

Examples of MIT meetings that must be done remotely — not to be conducted in-person — include, but are not limited to:

  • meetings with faculty advisors or supervisors
  • lab or team meetings
  • meetings with sponsors or other MIT visitors

If you are asked to attend a meeting in-person that could be done remotely, please point the meeting organizer to this guidance. If you continue to feel pressured to appear in-person when you don’t believe it is appropriate, please raise your concern with your DLC leadership or through MIT’s confidential hotline.