COVID-19 Coordinator Weekly Updates

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All messages below were sent out by Stephanie S. Spangler, M.D., Vice Provost for Health Affairs and Academic Integrity.

January 11, 2023
  • Current COVID-19 conditions
  • Measures you can take to protect yourself
  • What to know about XBB.1.5
  • What to do if you test positive
December 12, 2022
  • Flu and COVID-19 vaccine updates
  • COVID-19 testing before, during, and after winter recess
  • Reminders for safer travel and gatherings
November 18, 2022
  • Safer travel and gatherings
  • What to do if you feel sick
  • Attending to your well-being
October 27, 2022
  • Students will be required to get an updated, bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster by the start of the spring semester.
  • Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters as soon as possible.
  • Pop-up clinics on Cross Campus will provide additional booster availability in November.
  • Paying attention to symptoms protects you and others.
October 14, 2022
  • What to do if you have any symptoms of COVID-19
  • Updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters now authorized for children ages 5 through 11
  • COVID-19 boosters and flu shots offer protection through the fall and winter
  • Reminders for travel
September 20, 2022
  • Learn about upcoming changes to the Yale mask policy
  • Get your bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster
September 6, 2022
  • New bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters
    • What are they?
    • Who should get them?
    • Where are they available?
August 19, 2022
  • Highlights of fall semester COVID-19 guidance:
    • Testing
    • Isolation and Quarantine
    • Masking
    • Vaccination
  • Updates on new resources
July 25, 2022
  • Yale’s COVID-19 vaccination policy remains
  • Update on vaccines
  • Changes in COVID-19 testing requirements
  • Upcoming transition to new PCR testing platform

Graduate and professional students should also see Your COVID-19 Testing Responsibilities for pre-arrival and gateway/arrival testing requirements.

June 21, 2022
  • COVID-19 vaccines now approved for children under 5
  • Changes in the Yale COVID-19 Testing Program
  • Reminders to test when symptomatic and to submit positive results
  • Updates to travel requirements and recommendations
May 26, 2022
  • Take advantage of widely available COVID-19 testing services and kits and consult your health care provider if you test positive;
  • Stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters;
  • Watch for symptoms and, if they develop, test and isolate;
  • Keep high-quality, well-fitting masks on hand;
  • Travel wisely; and
  • Familiarize yourself with practices to reduce your risks of becoming infected or transmitting infection to others.
May 20, 2022
  • New guidance for safer travel
  • If you test positive: treatments and household prevention
  • New booster recommendations  
  • A reminder of resources for Commencement
May 13, 2022
  • Changes to Yale’s Contact Tracing Program
  • Reminders about testing, treatments, vaccines, and other preventive measures
May 6, 2022
  • A change in the CDC’s Community Levels in Connecticut
  • Health and safety guidance for Commencement
  • Summer work and study
    • Vaccinations and boosters still required
    • Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing optional for many
    • COVID-19 Testing Program to evolve
April 29, 2022
  • Antiviral treatments: who should use them and how do they get them
  • Why other health and safety measures are still important