Statement of Expectations for Faculty and Staff

Updated January 13, 2021

We recognize the interdependence of all members of our Yale community and acknowledge that we all have a responsibility towards each other; each of us must contribute to campus life in a way that will promote the health and safety of ourselves and our fellow community members. In particular, on and off campus, we must all commit to continuing to follow university and public health guidance and protocols designed to minimize the transmission of COVID-19. Failure to do so puts all of us, our colleagues, students, friends, and family members at risk, and may require the university to restrict access to campus.

Each of us must adhere to these fundamental measures intended to protect the health and safety of our community:

  • Wear face coverings in shared or public spaces.
  • Practice six-feet social distancing.
  • Wash our hands frequently.
  • Only come to campus when authorized to do so and complete the daily health check on days that we are coming to campus (also available via the LiveSafe app).
  • Stay home and seek medical advice if we are experiencing symptoms.
  • Complete the health and safety training prior to our return to campus.
  • Do not bring to campus anyone from outside of the Yale community or anyone not authorized to be on campus.
  • Follow the instructions from our health care provider or the Yale COVID-19 Screening Program to isolate if we test positive for COVID-19, or to quarantine if we know or are notified that we have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Cooperate fully with contact tracers.
  • Keep informed of and follow Yale’s travel guidelines.

For full and updated information on the university’s health and safety measures, please see our Health Guidelines page. Please check these guidelines frequently as conditions and our protocols may change.

All faculty and staff are encouraged, to take advantage of the testing offered by the university.

All faculty and staff are encouraged, and in some cases may be required, to be vaccinated with the flu vaccine and with the COVID-19 vaccine* when it becomes available unless you have a religious or medical exception.

We expect all members of the Yale community to adhere to these health and safety measures. Those who cannot commit to these measures should not be on campus risking the health and well-being of our colleagues and students, and should engage in a discussion with their department chair or supervisor regarding the reasons they cannot make such a commitment and whether alternatives to being on campus are available. Incidents of noncompliance , a single, serious violation of these expectations, or repeated disregard for health and safety measures may result in the denial of access to campus and/or disciplinary action.


*At this time, the university is strongly encouraging but not requiring any faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.