Phase 2 - Research Reactivation Guidance for Faculty

Steps to Complete for Phase 2

If returning to campus only to access office spaces 

  • Obtain information from your respective school, division, or department outlining local procedures and guidelines for use of office spaces. There is no need for a specific research activation plan for the use of individual office spaces.

  • Every individual that accesses campus must complete the online COVID-19: Return to Yale Campus training prior to returning to campus.

  • Each person who comes to campus is required to conduct a Daily Health Check using a web form or a downloadable mobile application. Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must stay at home and contact their health care provider. 

  • For everyone returning to campus as part of Phase 2, a “Return to Yale Cloth Mask Kits” will be available. Your respective school dean, department chair, or lead administrator will communicate additional details about how your unit will obtain these “Return to Yale Cloth Mask Kits”.  Individuals may alternatively use their own masks, disinfectant, and wipes. Each “Return to Yale Cloth Mask Kit” includes:

    • 3 cloth masks

    • A package of surface wipes

    • A bottle of hand sanitizer

    • A lanyard with ID badge holder

  • For information on health and safety during Phase 2, see the General Health and Safety Guidance During Phased Reactivation


For laboratory research, field research, and research involving in-person human subjects

  • If you have not already done so, submit a research reactivation application with a laboratory specific safety plan via EHS Integrator (accessible only through vpn) to authorize the resumption of your laboratory, field research or human subjects research.

  • Complete the online Reactivation Training for Researchers. Ensure that all researchers in your lab who are listed in your Integrator application to return to campus complete this training.

  • After submission and approval of safety plans, laboratory and facility PIs will obtain an authorization notice to return to campus through EHS Integrator. Return to campus is only permitted for those faculty and facility directors, and their associated and approved laboratory personnel, who have received authorization notification from EHS Integrator.

  • Upon authorization to return to campus, investigators will receive an initial allotment of university-supplied face masks, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer for your research group by visiting Please request these safety supplies before re-entering your lab or research space. The supplies contain:

    • 50 surgical face masks for each member of your laboratory approved to return to campus for Phase 1 research.

    • An individual bottle of hand sanitizer for each member of your laboratory.

    • 3 canisters of disinfecting wipes for the laboratory or facility.

    • Lanyards for visible presentation of Yale IDs.

  • Consult with your chair, department COVID-19 safety officer, or EHS safety advisor to create a plan for return to your lab.

  • Download the Daily Health Check App (for symptom monitoring and attendance; available as a web form or a downloadable mobile application.) This digital application provide laboratory PIs or facility directors with daily reports of attendance and symptom self-assessment of all members of the laboratory or facility. Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must stay at home and contact their health care provider. For clinical/translational research conducted in standard patient care areas, symptom monitoring and attendance procedures will parallel those used for standard patient care.

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