Planning Guidance for HSLs, Administrators, and Unit Leaders

Last updated on July 27, 2022

HSLs, managers, administrators, and unit leads are encouraged to utilize the following information, as well as Yale’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance and EHS’s Safer Yale Practices, to support their communities.

Please notify our Facilities Superintendent, if your occupancy increases or if new facilities are being utilized to ensure that ventilation and cleaning schedules are appropriate.

If you require assistance, please contact EHS.

Vaccination Status

For current vaccination requirements, visit Yale’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program page.

Employee Obligations for Return to Campus

Review the University’s Statement of Expectations.


For current mask requirements, visit Mask Requirements and Guidance.


Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must maintain at least six feet of distance. Distancing is not required for fully vaccinated people, with certain exceptions, as outlined in Yale’s Physical Distancing Recommendations.


For current indoor and outdoor occupancy guidance, please visit Occupancy Recommendations.


Facilities (for Yale-owned buildings) and University Properties (for leased properties) have evaluated Yale workspaces, and, in many cases, have implemented enhancements. Naturally ventilated spaces should be occupied with open windows. Additional information is available on the Facilities website, through Facilities Superintendents, or from University Properties.

Transportation to/from Office

Employees using public transportation should be aware of CDC recommendations regarding mask-wearing inside or outside waiting areas at transportation hubs or when using public or private transport services. Please see current Yale mask requirements and guidance for information on mask requirements for on-campus transit vehicles, including the Yale shuttle.

Events, Gatherings, and Meetings

Review the Yale’s Events, Gatherings, and Meetings Guidance.

Visitors External to Yale

Please refer to Yale’s Visitor Policy.

Yale-Sponsored Travel

Please review Yale’s Travel Policy for up-to-date requirements and guidance.

Travel Quarantine

Please see Yale’s Travel Policy for a full list of requirements for domestic and international travel.

Close Contact Quarantine

Please see the Yale COVID-19 Outreach Program and Close Contact Guidance for more information.

Review of Reports

All members of the Yale community who oversee individuals who are returning to campus are expected to review the following reports to ensure community compliance. Report data is available on-demand or automatically emailed to the responsible individual. Please see Reporting Resources and Tools for a Safe Return to Yale for more information.

Other Resources

Requests for accommodation and other accessibility concerns should be directed to Yale’s Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility.

  1. COVID-19 Employer Information for Office Buildings” from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  2. Guidance for Institutions of Higher Learning from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  3. Yale’s guidance on a variety of COVID health and safety topics below can be found on Yale’s COVID-19 website: