Health and Safety Guidance

  • University Health and Safety Guidelines

  • General Health and Safety Guidance During Phased Reactivation

  • EHS Guidance for Research Reactivation - Phase 1, 2 and 3

  • Daily Health Check

  • Video - Yale Research Reactivation: Wearing face masks

  • Factsheet on Face Coverings and Masks

  • Factsheet on Glove Use during the Pandemic

  • COVID-19 Screening Program

  • COVID-19 Voluntary Asymptomatic Screening for Faculty and Staff

  • COVID Transmission/Precautions

  • EHS Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection

  • General Lab PPE Guidance

  • COVID-19 positive cases in your lab

    • If the staff member, trainee or colleague reports directly to you that they are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms, direct them to the COVID-19 Response Line at 203 432 6604 or their primary care provider.  Advise them that they must not report to campus until further notice.  Do not require, allow or ask them to report to campus.    They may work remotely, if possible.  Advise the employee or trainee to keep you apprised of whether they have been advised by a medical provider that they may return to campus. No further action is required from you, and you should not disclose the information to others in your work unit.  If further action is required, you will be contacted directly by Employee Health or Environmental Health and Safety.

  • Experiencing symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19

    • If your are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for the virus, please follow the steps outlined here. Symptomatic testing is available  through the Campus COVID Resource Line (CCRL) at 203-432-6604. All Yale students, staff, and faculty are eligible regardless of insurance. In most cases, same-day testing is possible.
    • If you have tested positive for the virus at one of Yale’s testing site, you will receive a call from Yale Health with detailed instructions regarding the need for isolation and next steps. All those with positive test results will also be asked to participate in Yale’s Contact Tracing Program.
    • To determine when to end self-isolation, see here.
  • Violations

    • It is the responsibility of PIs and other laboratory supervisors to enforce physical and temporal distancing measures, PPE requirements, and other safety measures, as required  by the university.  Faculty, staff, trainees, and students who are concerned that safety measures are not being followed may bring a complaint in one of two ways: First, those who feel comfortable doing so may contact the Department’s COVID-19 Safety Officer.  They may also speak with their PI, another supervisor, the Department Chair, Faculty Director, Dean’s Designee, or the director of the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs.  Second, they may make anonymous or identified reports through the University Hotline.  Faculty, staff, trainees, and students who are concerned that state-mandated safety requirements are not being followed may call the state hotline at 211.  Supervisors may not retaliate against individuals for raising concerns about COVID-related safety and health conditions.

    • For custodial or facilities-related violations, please contact building superintendents.