Isolation Guidance for Those Who Test Positive

Updated September 13, 2021

An important strategy for reducing transmission of the virus is to identify those with infections and instruct them to isolate while they are infectious. It is also important to identify close contacts of infected individuals and provide instruction on post exposure management for fully vaccinated close contacts and instructing unvaccinated or partially vaccinated close contacts to quarantine during the time when they might develop infection as a result of their close exposure.


Students

Students who test positive through the university testing program will be referred for contact tracing and will be required to isolate in designated on-campus rooms or in their off-campus residences until released by Yale Health. Medical monitoring and advice will be provided by Yale Health during isolation.

Faculty, Staff, and Trainees

Faculty, staff, and post-doctoral trainees who test positive through the university testing program will be referred for contact tracing and will be asked to isolate at home for at least 10 days and until a health care provider informs them it is safe to return to campus. Those who test positive outside of Yale will also be asked to isolate at home for at least 10 days and consult with their healthcare provider.

What to Do While Isolating