Prior COVID-19 Infection

Updated March 3, 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 filling in the form at the following link. Suspicious symptoms without confirmatory testing 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 203-432-6604, to discuss next steps.