Reporting COVID-19 Infection from a Test Outside of the Yale Testing Program

Updated June 7, 2023


  • Faculty, students, and staff who test positive for COVID-19 should notify the university by completing a Self-Reporting External Form* and are encouraged to call their health care providers to determine if they are eligible for treatment. Other Yale Health members (dependents and retirees) should call their Yale Health primary care provider to discuss treatment options. 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 automatically exempted from routine testing for 90 days from the date of the positive test.

Further testing

  • Those who have a documented history of a positive test or symptomatic COVID-19 disease should not, in general, undergo PCR testing for COVID-19 within 90 days of that positive test date. During this period, ongoing viral shedding may cause a positive or inconclusive test even after symptoms have resolved and the individual is no longer infectious.
  • A new COVID-19 infection can, however, occur within that 90-day period. If COVID-like symptoms should develop, a rapid antigen test may be used. Contact your primary care provider to discuss next steps.

* If you are unable to access the form, please call CCRL at 203-432-6604 for assistance.