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Note: The Yale Summer Session Community will be governed by the Yale Community Compact. As a condition of participating in YSS Residential Life or enrolling in New Haven-based courses, you agree to abide by the terms of the Yale Community Compact. You can find information about Yale Community Compact Enforcement here

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Vaccination

All students are required to document their vaccination status. Please see our Immunizations Page for more information.

Pre-Arrival Test

All students living on-campus must bring a negative PCR COVID-19 Test (taken within 48 hours before arrival) OR a negative Rapid Antigen Test (taken the calendar day of arrival) to housing check-in.

Students living off-campus (both Yale College and Visiting Students) must bring a negative PCR COVID-19 Test (taken within 48 hours before arrival) OR a negative Rapid Antigen Test (taken the calendar day of arrival), available upon request.

Arrival Test

All students and residential staff living on-campus will take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test upon arrival.

All students and residential staff, whether they live on or off-campus, will take a PCR COVID-19 Test the Monday after arrival.

Routine COVID-19 Testing

Vaccinated staff and students are excused from regular testing. Unvaccinated staff and students will test twice per week. Please note that staff and students are required to comply with testing requirements until their fully vaccinated status has been confirmed.

Mask Policies

Staff and students who are fully vaccinated and whose vaccination status has been confirmed are no longer required to wear masks inside or outside, except in the following situations: 

  • In classrooms and other instructional spaces: instructional spaces include teaching laboratories and studios, but do not include research laboratories;
  • On campus transit vehicles such as shuttle buses;
  • In healthcare-related facilities:  including Yale Health, Yale Medicine, and Yale’s COVID-19 testing sites;

The following individuals are also required to wear Yale-approved (see below) masks:

  • Those who are not fully vaccinated, including those who have university-approved exemptions from vaccination, are required to wear masks indoors while on campus except when alone in a segregated space, such as when working in a private office or seated in a partitioned cubicle.
  • Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms and have permission to temporarily leave isolation, such as for a medical appointment, are required to wear masks indoors and outdoors when on leave from isolation.
  • Close contacts of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are required to wear masks indoors and outdoors whenever in the presence of others.

Visitors

No visitors are permitted in the Summer Residential Colleges.  This prohibition includes non-Yale College visitors as well as Yale College students who are not residing in the Summer Residential Colleges.

Note: For Additional Information on Summer Health Guidelines and Compliance, see the Yale College COVID-19 FAQs.