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Visitor Policy and Steps to Make Gatherings Safer

February 8, 2022 Visitor policy updates and steps you can take to make gathering safer for your and your loved ones...

February 8, 2022

Visitor Policy Update

In recognition of substantial improvement in numbers of hospitalizations and rates of COVID-19 infections in Connecticut and in our campus community compared to the beginning of the year, beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, February 9th), when you come to the Yale Health Center you will be allowed one companion for office visits.

Reminder: Everyone who enters the Yale Health Center must wear a mask and be screened for COVID-19 symptoms or recent positive COVID-19 test.

Steps Everyone Can Take to Make Gatherings Safer

If you are attending a gathering, think about the steps you need to take to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19.

  • Make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines. If you or your family needs to get vaccinated or “boosted”, schedule today.
  • If you are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines and are ages 2 or older, you should wear a mask indoors in public.
  • In general, people do not need to wear masks when outdoors. In areas of substantial or high transmission, people might choose to wear a mask outdoors when in sustained close contact with other people, particularly if they or someone they live with has a weakened immune system or is at increased risk for severe disease.
  • Consider using a self-test before joining indoor gatherings with others who do not live in your household.
  • Good ventilation can help prevent you from getting and spreading COVID-19.
  • Stay home if you test positive or are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.