Weekly Summaries

Weekly Summary for 09/19/2021 to 09/25/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to the MIT community’s ongoing adherence to our safety protocols, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.07% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 09/19/2021 and 09/25/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 2.09% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.37% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 22 positive tests recorded at MIT, 3 are among members of our community who reside on campus; 0 are undergraduate students; 14 are graduate students; 8 are MIT employees; and 0 are affiliates or contract staff authorized to access campus.

This week, no community members reported a positive test result in the past 90 days from a test conducted outside of MIT’s Covid testing protocol.

MIT Medical has worked with each positive case to identify any close contacts. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test. All unvaccinated close contacts have been advised to quarantine by MIT Medical.

Weekly Summary for 09/12/2021 to 09/18/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to the MIT community’s ongoing adherence to our safety protocols, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.08% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 09/12/2021 and 09/18/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 2.00% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.45% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 28 positive tests recorded at MIT, 7 are among members of our community who reside on campus; 4 are undergraduate students; 12 are graduate students; 8 are MIT employees and 4 are affiliates or contract staff authorized to access campus.

In addition to tests conducted at MIT, 1 community member reported a positive test result in the past 90 days from a test conducted outside of MIT’s Covid testing protocol.

MIT Medical has worked with each positive case to identify any close contacts. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test. All unvaccinated close contacts have been advised to quarantine by MIT Medical.

Weekly Summary for 09/05/2021 to 09/11/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to the MIT community’s ongoing adherence to our safety protocols, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.12% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 09/05/2021 and 09/11/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 2.44% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.53% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 40 positive tests recorded at MIT, 11 are among members of our community who reside on campus; 6 are undergraduate students; 20 are graduate students; 10 are MIT employees and 4 are affiliates or contract staff authorized to access campus.

In addition to tests conducted at MIT, 6 community members reported a positive test result in the past 90 days from a test conducted outside of MIT’s Covid testing protocol. None of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

MIT Medical has worked with each positive case to identify any close contacts. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Weekly Summary for 08/29/2021 to 09/04/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to the MIT community’s ongoing adherence to our safety protocols, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.09% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 08/29/2021 and 09/04/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 2.39% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.53% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 25 positive tests recorded at MIT, 6 are among members of our community who reside on campus; 7 are undergraduate students; 11 are graduate students; 4 are MIT employees and 3 are affiliates or contract staff authorized to access campus.

In addition to tests conducted at MIT, 6 community members reported a positive test result in the past 90 days from a test conducted outside of MIT’s Covid testing protocol.

MIT Medical has worked with each positive case to identify any close contacts. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test. All unvaccinated close contacts have been advised to quarantine by MIT Medical.

Weekly Summary for 08/22/2021 to 8/28/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to the MIT community’s ongoing adherence to our safety protocols, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.06% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 08/22/2021 and 08/28/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 2.51% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.75% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 13 positive tests recorded at MIT, 3 are among members of our community who reside on campus; 1 is an undergraduate; 3 are graduate students; 5 are MIT employees and 3 are affiliates or contract staff authorized to access campus.

In addition to tests conducted at MIT, 4 community members reported a positive test result in the past 90 days from a test conducted outside of MIT’s Covid testing protocol. None of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified 11 close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and any who are unvaccinated have been advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Weekly Summary for 08/15/2021 to 8/21/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to the MIT community’s ongoing adherence to our safety protocols, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.12% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 08/15/2021 and 08/21/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 2.59% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.75% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 16 positive tests at MIT through Covid Pass and clinical testing, 3 are among members of our community who reside on campus; 1 is an undergraduate; 7 are graduate students; 5 are MIT employees and 2 are affiliates or contract staff authorized to access campus. In addition to tests conducted at MIT, 9 community members reported a positive test result in the past 90 days from a test conducted outside of MIT’s Covid testing protocol. None of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified 6 close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Summary for 05/30/2021 to 6/12/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.00% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 05/30/2021 and 06/12/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 0.42% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.09% in Cambridge.

In light of the completion of the spring semester and the decrease in positive test results, MIT has paused this weekly summary report.

Weekly Summary for 05/23/2021 to 5/29/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.01% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 05/23/2021 and 05/29/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 0.57% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.10% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 2 positive tests at MIT through Covid Pass and clinical testing, none are among members of our community who reside on campus; one is a graduate student. None of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified no close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Weekly Summary for 05/16/2021 to 5/22/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.01% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 05/16/2021 and 05/22/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 0.93% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.11% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 2 positive tests at MIT through Covid Pass and clinical testing, none are among members of our community who reside on campus; none are students. None of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified no close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Weekly Summary for 05/09/2021 to 5/15/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.02% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 05/09/2021 and 05/15/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 1.02% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.21% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 4 positive tests at MIT through Covid Pass and clinical testing, one is among members of our community who reside on campus, one is an undergraduate, and none are graduate students. None of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified 1 close contact within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.