Prior COVID-19 Infection

Updated August 24, 2021

Those who have a documented history of a positive test or symptomatic COVID-19 disease should not, in general, be retested within 90 days of that positive test. During this period, ongoing viral shedding may cause a positive test even after symptoms have resolved and the individual is no longer infectious.

  • Individuals who are tested through one of the Yale University test sites in the Yale Screening program will automatically have their testing requirements paused for 90 days.
  • Individuals with a prior positive test performed outside of Yale University should submit a copy of the test and any related medical records for review by contacting the Campus COVID Resource Line 203-432-6604 (toll-free at 866-924-9253). Suspicious symptoms without confirmatory positive test results will not be considered proof of prior infection.
  • Once confirmed, if part of a required testing program, the individual will be exempted from gateway and┬ároutine testing for 90 days from the date of the positive test.┬áIndividuals should test on the final day of pause to meet testing compliance. Testing the day after the pause ends will result in non-compliance reminders and reports.
  • Within that 90-day period, if COVID-like symptoms should develop, contact the Campus COVID Resource Line to discuss next steps.