MIT Lincoln Laboratory is open.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is open. 

Hanscom Air Force Base has declared Force Protection Condition Bravo.


Laboratory response to COVID-19

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will communicate the appropriate responses, adapt Laboratory policies as needed, and provide resources for the Laboratory community to stay safe. Protecting the health and safety of the MIT community is paramount.

COVID-19 control and prevention protocols

Lincoln Laboratory complies with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and MIT Medical guidance on infection control and prevention. We expect our employees, visitors, and contractors to comply with this guidance.

At this time, masks are optional.

Effective May 11, MIT Lincoln Laboratory no longer requires vaccination for employees and subcontractors, but defers to the CDC guidance, which currently strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination.

Laboratory field sites

Lincoln Laboratory’s priority is protecting the health and safety of all employees. Personnel at all field sites and offices staffed by Laboratory personnel should follow the advisories and directives issued by the CDC. Also, personnel at field sites and offices should monitor the guidance and policies provided by public health agencies of the states in which they are located.

Visitor information

More resources

MIT Campus
Massachusetts Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)

This web page is your resource for up-to-date information about Laboratory status and closures during severe weather conditions and emergencies.

Laboratory status is also available via the following methods:

Banner: A red alert banner will appear at the top of this website for any closures or special statements.
Telephone: 781-981-8100 (after 5:30 a.m.)

Note: Any announcement about Laboratory status will specifically refer to Lincoln Laboratory. Announcements that only refer to MIT affect the campus only. Announcements that refer to Hanscom Air Force Base affect the base only.

This information is updated daily at 5:30 a.m.