Screening Program for Faculty, Staff, and Graduate and Professional Students

Updated August 23, 2020


Please note: The COVID-19 Screening Program is making every effort to ensure that individuals receive results in a timely way. While most results are received in less than 72 hours, there are times when, due to national shortages or delays at the laboratory, results may take longer.


Yale is providing free viral testing for all faculty, staff, and graduate and professional students who will be returning to campus for the fall semester. For testing requirements for different groups, please refer to and carefully review the COVID-19 testing policies found on the Health & Safety Guidelines page.

Screening close to the time of return to campus will help Yale medical and public health experts to detect asymptomatic occurrences of infection and to prevent further transmission by performing contact tracing and providing guidance about self-isolation and health precautions.

The screening program is only for individuals who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, loss of sense of smell or taste, or stomach upset). Those who are experiencing symptoms should self-isolate and contact their health care provider.

In order to protect the community, if your test is positive you will be asked not to come to campus. You will receive a call from Yale Health to explain your results, and you should seek care with your primary care clinician as needed. Your supervisor or, for graduate students, your Health and Safety Leader will be notified, to provide support and address any safety issues in your workplace if you have been reporting to work. The Yale Contact Tracing Team will contact you to perform contact tracing.

Faculty, staff, or graduate and professional students who are seeking to schedule a gateway or arrival test, or those wishing to test because of a concern for exposure or risk, should use the “Schedule Screening” link to make an appointment. Residents of Harkness Hall and Helen Hadley Hall and high contact faculty and staff have special scheduling instructions.

Screening is available in the Prospect Sachem Garage (walk up or drive through) or Lanman Center (walk up).