EHS COVID-19 Information

Yale Environmental Health and Safety is working in partnership with Yale Health, the Office of Emergency Management, the Office of Facilities among others to help keep the Yale community healthy and safe. If you have questions or concerns, please contact or 203-785-3550 so we may get a message to the appropriate EHS staff member to address your needs.

Safe Campus Practices

Review Safe Campus Practices for information on a variety of topics that are peripheral to our academic and operational policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Requirements for Physical Distancing

Review Requirements for Physical Distancing for requirements.

Occupancy Requirements and Limits

Review Occupancy Requirements and Limits for campus spaces.

Face Coverings/Masks/Respiratory Protection

Campus Venues Available for Events and Gatherings

Please see Campus Venues Available for Events and Gatherings for a list of on and off-campus ventilation-verified venues. NOTE: Until February 21, 2022 all events, gatherings, and meetings of any size require advance approval or reapproval by the COVID Review Team or cognizant HSL. See Yale’s Events, Gatherings & Meetings requirements for more.

PPE Distribution

Planning Guidance for Health and Safety Leaders (HSLs), Administrators, and Unit Leaders

Prior State of Connecticut sector rules for COVID expired on May 19, 2021. Connecticut Department of Public Health offered replacement guidance, aligned with CDC guidance on health and safety measures appropriate for office use. Please see Planning Guidance for Health and Safety Leaders (HSLs), Administrators, and Unit Leaders for more information.

COVID-19 Safety Officers

COVID-19 Safety Officers are responsible for safety compliance in your department and may field requests for information and potentially adjudicate concerns or complaints about faculty/trainees/staff who are non-compliant with safety guidelines. See a list of COVID-19 Safety Officers.

Vehicle Use

Review information on Vehicle Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Tent Use

  • Avoid tents with more than two sides.
  • All tents and heating must meet building and fire codes. 
  • Please complete a Facilities Service Request to request a tent and provide a COA.   
  • Tents are not designed to withstand high winds and winter weather. Prior to installation, all tents must have a management plan based on the design (known wind rating and snow loading) which, at a minimum, identifies who is responsible for continuously monitoring the weather and who will remove the tent when required. This management plan must be provided to Facilities prior to installation.
  • Follow all the requirements for Yale-sponsored events including approval requirements.

Minors and Visiting Undergraduate Students Participating in Research and/or Clinical Activities

Review infomation on Minors and Visiting Undergraduate Students Participating in Research and/or Clinical Activities.

Travel Outside of Connecticut

Review Safer COVID-19 Travel Practices as well as Yale’s COVID Travel Policy.

Students: To notify or request permission from their Health and Safety Leader to travel, students must fill out a travel form:

Undergraduate Performance and Performing Arts

COVID safety guidelines for fall 2021 have been established for undergraduate performing arts. Additionally, please see the Center for Colloborative Arts and Media’s COVID-19 Filmmaking Policies.


All faculty, staff, and students returning to campus are required to complete online training. This requirement includes faculty and staff who are not authorized to work on campus but need to come to campus for any reason. Find your training Yale’s COVID-19 website.


See Signage and Digital Assets available via Yale Printing & Publishing Services.

Service Providers and Sales Vendors

Vendors who are providing services on-site at Yale, or other groups coming to campus such as site inspectors or safety monitors, must agree to comply with Yale’s Visitor Policy.

Note: If any on-site duties are subcontracted, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure subcontractors have appropriate training.

Additional Registrations and Information

Yale Resources

External Resources and Materials