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January 13, 2022
With the recent COVID-19 surge and the high transmissibility of the emergent Omicron variant, we write today with two important updates for Yale faculty and staff.
The university is instituting a booster requirement, which the CDC now designates as part of remaining up to date on vaccinations. All faculty, managerial and professional staff, postdoctoral associates, and postdoctoral fellows, other than those with approved exemptions, must:
Boosters are currently available through the Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program and vaccination sites across the state. The Campus COVID Resource Line is available to help individuals schedule appointments (203-432-6604).
For staff represented by bargaining units, information about boosters will be provided in a separate communication.
For the next three months, the university is reinstating Crisis Care Assist as a part of the Bright Horizons Back-Up Care program. First instituted in the 2020 calendar year, Crisis Care Assist reimburses eligible faculty, staff, and postdoctoral associates and postdoctoral fellows for child and eldercare provided by those in their personal networks, allowing for important scheduling flexibility.
Additional information is available on the Bright Horizons Back-Up Care page. Those with additional questions should please email email@example.com.
These adjustments are designed to help protect and assist our community through the latest, challenging stage of the pandemic. Given that we may already have reached the Omicron peak in our region, we are cautiously optimistic for the future. Thank you for all your contributions to Yale and beyond, and our best wishes to you and your families in the new year.
Scott Strobel, Provost
Jack Callahan, Senior Vice President for Operations