Visitors Policy

Updated September 26, 2022

To protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, and students, the university has established this policy for visitors to the Yale campus.

Limited exceptions are noted in the Exceptions to Visitor Requirements section below.

Who Are Visitors?

A visitor is any individual who is coming to campus that is not a Yale student, employee, or trainee.

Which Visitors Must Complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation?

Visitors who are:

  • staying in congregate residential housing for any length of time
  • on campus 4 days or more within a given calendar month, or
  • hosted by an individual, unit or school that requires attestation

must complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation for Visitors.

Who is the Host?

The Yale faculty, staff, post-doctoral trainee, graduate/professional or undergraduate student who is responsible for overseeing the visit and assuring the visitor follows Yale’s requirements during the visit is considered the host. A department, school, or organization may designate the Lead Administrator, the Health and Safety Leader or other managerial employee as the university host to assure compliance with these visitor requirements.

Host and Visitor Responsibilities

Host Responsibilities

  • Ensure the visitor is aware of the vaccination requirement, whether the visitor is required to attest to their vaccination status, and their visitor responsibilities.   
  • Instruct visitors to complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation for Visitors form if required.
  • Report any concerns or issues to the Health and Safety Leader.
  • Report any visitors who test positive for COVID-19 to the Campus COVID Resource Line.

Note:  Hosts are strongly encouraged to review the visitor’s vaccination and booster documentation upon arrival.

Visitor Responsibilities

While PCR testing for visitors is generally not available through Yale’s testing program, they may be tested through New Haven area testing services or Yale New Haven Hospital test sites. Alternatively, rapid antigen tests are readily available from a number of sources including pharmacies.

Exceptions to the Visitor Requirements

While adherence to masking and other health and safety guidelines is still required of all individuals on campus, the following are the specific requirements for certain visitors.