Updated August 13, 2020
Yale is providing free viral testing for undergraduates who have returned to campus. As outlined in the Health Guidelines and emphasized in the Yale Community Compact, participation in testing is a requirement for all undergraduates enrolled in residence whether living on or off campus.
Regular testing will help Yale medical and public health experts to detect asymptomatic occurrences, isolate those infected and to prevent further transmission by performing contact tracing and providing guidance about self-isolation and health precautions.
The screening program is only for students 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 isolate and contact Yale Health.
All members of the Yale community may also contact the Campus COVID Resource Line (203-432-6604).
Essential Steps to Take for a Successful Test
- Activate your MyChart account.
- MyChart is the patient portal for our electronic health record, EPIC. An active MyChart account is REQUIRED for scheduling testing, receiving results, receiving reminders and canceling tests if needed. Yale Health has been sending information to students for MyChart enrollment; if you have not enrolled, please do so now.
- Download the MyChart smart phone app.