What to Expect When You are Approved to Return to Campus

For those who are approved to return to campus, it is important that you follow the guidance set forth by Yale to reduce the transmission of the virus. All approved individuals returning to and working on the campus are expected to meet the following obligations.

General Guidance

  • Understanding your responsibilities: View the Statement of Expectations for Faculty and Staff.
  • Training: All individuals working on campus must complete the COVID-19: Yale Return to Campus training. This training must be completed before you return to campus. If you have already been working on campus you should complete this training within two days.
  • Daily self-monitoring: All individuals working on campus must self-monitor daily for COVID-19 symptoms. Yale has developed a Daily Health Check website that faculty, staff, and trainees can use for daily self-monitoring.
  • Wearing of face masksYale requires everyone to wear a mask or face covering in any Yale space in which others may be present, and anywhere outdoors on campus. Face coverings will be provided in your Returning to Yale Kit.
  • Returning to Yale KitYale will provide a kit for your personal use. Faculty and staff must bring their ID, wear a face covering, and observe social distancing when retrieving their kit. For more information, visit the Acquisition and Distribution of Returning to Yale Kits page.
  • Maintaining physical distance: Face masks are not a substitute for physical distancing. You must still practice physical distancing by keeping six feet between yourself and others whenever possible.
  • Staying home or going home if ill: Yale requires individuals experiencing symptoms to stay home and follow the advice of their health care provider, and to inform their supervisor and return home if they experience symptoms at work.

Health and Well-being

Please follow the health and safety measures listed below and on Yale’s COVID-19 Workplace Guidance page to reduce the risk of infection for you and your colleagues.

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Monitor your health daily
  • If you are ill, stay home
  • Keep six feet between you and others
  • Wear a face mask at all times
  • Frequently clean high-touch and workplace surfaces
  • Avoid touching railings, door knobs, faucets, etc. in public areas; use your sleeve or a tissue

COVID-19 Virus Screening Program: Yale is offering a screening program to Yale faculty, staff, and trainees who have been authorized to return to campus and who do not have symptoms of COVID-19. The screening, which is voluntary and free of charge, is available as a drive-thru or walk-up service in the Prospect Sachem Garage. Please visit COVID-19 Screening Program for additional details. An appointment is required.

Navigating Campus

Yale ShuttleTo allow for physical distancing, Yale Shuttle is operating at reduced capacity on a limited number of routes. Although Yale generally encourages public transportation, for the next few months you may want to walk, bike, or take a car to work.

Parking: Parking fees will continue to be waived until the end of the calendar year although access to certain lots will be limited to those who have approval for reserved parking. 

Please visit the Parking and Transportation Options page to stay updated on changes to schedules and services. 

Additional Resources

Review valuable resources, which will be updated regularly, to help you remain informed.