Isolation and Quarantine

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 instruct them to quarantine during the time when they might contract the virus as a result of their close exposure.


Isolation

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 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.

What to Do While Isolating


Quarantine

Students, faculty, staff, and trainees are required to quarantine in their residence for 14 days if

  • they have been in close contact—within 6 feet of distance for more than 15 minutes—with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or
  • are returning from travel to a state with a high positive test rate.

What to Do During Quarantine