Prior COVID-19 Infection

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.

  • Students with a prior positive test should submit a copy of the test and any related medical records to studentmed@yale.edu for review. Suspicious symptoms without confirmatory testing will not be considered proof of prior infection.
  • Employees with a history of prior COVID-19 infection should submit those records to employeehealth-business@yale.edu.
  • Once confirmed, if part of a required testing program, the individual will be exempted from routine testing for 90 days from the date of the positive test.
  • Within that 90-day period, if COVID-like symptoms should develop, contact the Campus COVID Resource Line 203-432-6604, to discuss next steps.