NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements / 04.14.21

COVID-19 information and updates for Broadies

Learn about the latest updates and information about Broad’s COVID-19 response.

The Broad Institute has resumed most onsite scientific operations. Broadies who can do all or some of their work remotely are doing so, and Broadies working onsite are adhering to health and safety protocols that include regular COVID-19 testing and self-monitoring, physical distancing, and use of masks and PPE.

Latest updates

April 14, 2021

For all Broadies:

  • Is your group planning an in-person, outdoor gathering? Read these updated guidelines and register your event.
  • Read Broad's updated travel guidance, in alignment with Massachusetts’ new advisory.
  • Learn about BroadLife’s new Emergency Financial Hardship Fund, which will provide financial assistance to eligible Broadies who are experiencing an immediate and temporary financial hardship due to a sudden, one-time emergency.

For onsite Broadies

  • Beginning April 2021, limited 11th-floor rooms will be available, however, Facilities can’t guarantee a quiet environment nor power/WiFi network connectivity. See “Onsite meeting & room guidance” to learn more and to view a full list of all available bookable and dropdown rooms, updated for April.
  • Is your group planning an onsite or hybrid meeting/event? Read these new guidelines from Broad EHS and Events.

For remote Broadies

Onsite Broad COVID-19 testing highlights

Updated 4/13/21
Here’s the latest testing data for onsite workers at the Broad. We update this dashboard every Tuesday with the previous week’s information.

Date # of tests # of unique onsite workers tested # of positive results Positivity rate (per # of tests conducted)
Current week
4/5-4/11/21
3,518 1,572 2 0.06%
Previous week
3/29-4/4/21
3,478 1,561 4 0.12%
Previous month
March 2021
15,393  1,900 11 0.07%
Cumulative

since 5/22/20
109,140 2,972 116 0.11%

MIT Medical and EHS work directly and confidentially with Broadies who receive a positive result to offer guidance around isolation, offer support, and organize contact tracing. Individuals considered “close contacts” of these individuals are asked to quarantine for a period.

This dashboard is for informational purposes only and not meant to serve as public health guidance or be used for formal research purposes.

 

Questions? Write to covid19response@broadinstitute.org or check out the FAQs