All staff who can work at home should continue to do so. Only with an explicit request from a supervisor should a staff member return to campus. For more information, review COVID-19 Workplace Guidance.
COVID-19 Wellness, Eldercare, Disabilities, and Other Resources
Last updated: August 26, 2020
Yale’s WorkLife programs are an integral part of the university’s efforts to help faculty and staff balance the multiple responsibilities associated with work, academic, and personal life. The resources below have been compiled to help support physical and mental health and wellness through the pandemic.
- Yale Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Offers counseling and support services provided by Magellan. Visit Magellan online or call 1-800-327-9240.
- Trestle Tree Stress Management Coaching (call toll-free at 866-523-8185): For support with managing stress (health, financial, social, or emotional) related to COVID-19, TrestleTree is available to help. You and your family can work with a TrestleTree Health Coach to better understand your stress so you can put good coping strategies into effect. Your dedicated Health Coaches are Registered Nurses and are ready to help you navigate during this time.
- Being Well at Yale: Review the Self-Care COVID-19 website with information including exercise programs to stream for free, resources for staying connected with friends, meditation apps, and games and activities to do solo or remotely with friends and family.
- Managerial and Professional staff can use their sick time leave for any eldercare needs through June 30, 2021. For those employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement, the university will be discussing this issue with union leadership. We also encourage staff to work with their managers to consider flexible work arrangements as an additional eldercare resource.
- Administration for Community Living: View information supportive of older adults and people with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Caregiver website: Learn how stress and loneliness can increase susceptibility to COVID-19.
- DiversAbility at Yale (DAY)
- Office of Institutional Equity and Access (OIEA)
- Yale Digital Accessibility: Guidelines for Zoom.
- Yale Special Services Van: For employees who have mobility impairments and are being asked to come into work, the Yale Special Services Van will be available to those on the pre-approved list, and on an emergency basis (call 203-432-9690 8 a.m.–4 p.m.; after hours, contact 203-432-6330). Employees with disability-related concerns can email the OIEA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-432-0849.
- Yale Health Grandparent Information: Whether you are a new grandparent or an experienced one, review this information from Yale Health.
- Taking A Trip To Visit Grandparents Or Older Relatives?: Article including tips to reduce risks; provided by NPR.
- Grandparents Face Separation Anxiety During Coronavirus Article: Provided by AARP.
- Grandparenting in the Time of COVID-19: Provided by the Harvard Health Blog.