Number in Isolation and Number in Quarantine: These totals include individuals isolating or quarantining on campus as well as those isolating or quarantining in their residence off-campus. MIT's strategy for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 includes more than 1,400 isolation spaces, including more than 1,000 single-occupancy units allowing residents to isolate in their own units.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease. Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
Dashboard data are presented based upon the date tests are administered. Recent counts may be incomplete, and will be updated, without advance notice, as they become available.
This dashboard is for informational purposes only and not meant to serve as public health guidance or be used for formal research purposes.