VPR Announcement - Reminder of Yale’s COVID-19 Safety Measures

October 16, 2020

Attn: All faculty, trainees and staff

Summary: Reminder About Yale’s COVID-19 Safety Measures in the Research Community

Dear Colleagues,

With the fall season upon us, we are seeing a marked uptick in COVID-19 cases in Connecticut and across the nation. To date, Yale has been successful in limiting spread of the virus within our research community, and this is a result of the practical steps you are taking to help prevent virus transmission. I want to thank all of you for remaining vigilant, adhering to your safety plans, and observing Yale’s strict safety precautions during Phase 3 of research reactivation.

Note that Yale has not relaxed the required safety measures in any of our research spaces, and some of the University’s Phase 3 safety measures are stricter than State mandates. You can anticipate that Yale’s current pandemic-related health and safety restrictions will remain in place for the foreseeable future, and may extend well into the next calendar year.

As a reminder, Yale permissions and restrictions in our research community include:

For additional guidelines and information about Yale’s research reactivation plans, please visit the Phase2 and 3 Research Reactivation website.

The standards we have set are helping prevent virus transmission in our research community, and I am continuously aware of the exceptional efforts you are making to keep this going. I thank you for continuing to maintain our safety practices and appreciate all you are doing to support Yale’s mission.


Michael C. Crair, Ph.D.
William Ziegler III Professor of Neuroscience
Vice Provost for Research

Whom to Contact with Questions:

Questions about Yale and COVID-19: See https://covid19.yale.edu/.

Questions about on-campus research or other research-related issues: See https://research.yale.edu/ or contact the Provost’s Office Research Team at vpr@yale.edu.

Questions about library services: See https://web.library.yale.edu/covid-19-update-library-reopening-faq or contact askyalelibrary@yale.edu.

Questions about human resources issues: See https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/support/employee-services or contact the Employee Service Center at employee.services@yale.edu or 203-432-5552.

Questions about academic calendars or other concerns about a specific school or program: The school’s dean’s office or dean of students.