What to Expect When You Return to Campus

Last Updated June 9, 2021

For those who are returning 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: Effective Thursday, June 10th, *fully-vaccinated individuals who have submitted or confirmed their vaccination documentation are no longer required to complete the Daily Health Check before they come to campus.
  • Wearing of face masks: Face coverings must be worn indoors except when an individual is alone in a segregated space, such as when working in a private office or seated in a partitioned cubicle and at least 6 feet from another individual. Masks are not required in outdoor spaces except in gatherings and crowds. 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 Obtaining 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.

*Individuals are considered fully-vaccinated two weeks after they receive the last dose of their vaccine series (i.e. second dose of a two-dose series or one does of a single-dose vaccine and after they submit or confirm their vaccination documentation through the Yale Vaccine Portal.

Health and Well-being

Please follow the health precautions outlined on Yale’s COVID-19 Prevention page to reduce the risk of infection for you and your colleagues.

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. 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 and Transportation: 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.