ID centers and buildings prepare to reopen

June 10, 2020

As the University begins phase one of reopening the campus, Yale’s ID Centers are planning to reopen during phases two and three. Over the past several months, both Yale ID Centers were closed due to the pandemic. During that time, the Public Safety Systems and Services staff continued to issue badges, manage interior and exterior card access for university buildings, reviewed and addressed building intrusion alarms and verified that camera streams were operational.

As the campus begins to reopen and people return to work, this team will be busy helping reopen buildings and ensuring everyone has proper access. To follow social distancing and safety guidelines, new plexiglass barriers have been installed at both ID center locations. The team is also planning for social distancing, including sectioning off some areas and only allowing two people in at a time.

The Central Campus ID Center is slated to reopen during phase two, date pending. Until normal operations resume, visits will be by appointment only. The Medical School ID Center is not scheduled until phase three, due to current social distancing guidelines and how the building is configured. In 2019, the ID center issued 14,667 badges for students, staff, faculty, and contractors.

As individuals return to campus, community members will be reminded to always wear their badges when moving about campus.