Updated May 13, 2022
Each member of the community plays a critical role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping Yale healthy.
All students, faculty, and staff must commit to following health and safety guidelines and setting an example for their peers. Because state and public health officials may need to adjust their policies based on the status of COVID-19 spread in our region, the guidelines here may be updated regularly.
- COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
- Mask Requirements & Guidance
- Contact Tracing
- Isolation Guidance for Those Who Test Positive
- What to Do if You Become Ill
COVID-19 testing remains a key part of our strategy to prevent outbreaks. Note that policies may change as local and national conditions evolve. If you have questions, you may contact the Campus COVID Resource Line at 203-432-6604.
For All Members of the Community
Voluntary asymptomatic and symptomatic testing is available to all community members at any time through the Yale COVID-19 Screening Program. Individuals are encouraged not to hesitate to schedule a test in the event of possible exposure or if having any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, even if mild.
All required testing must be performed at Yale University test sites. Rapid antigen tests do not meet testing requirements.
Please note: In order to ensure that the university’s COVID-19 testing program is sustainable and flexible, the Screening Program plans to transition to a different model this summer, likely during July and early August. While a single on-site testing center will remain in operation to support the transition, the new model will enable faculty, staff, and students to pick up PCR test kits, collect specimens at home, and return them to one of several campus drop-off locations. The Broad Institute will continue to analyze specimens, and results will be reported within 24 to 36 hours after the specimen is received. Details about this transition will be communicated in the coming weeks.