May 6, 2022

Dear students,

With undergraduate infection rates still very high, this is a time for additional caution, and for preventing isolation from getting in the way of your travel plans.

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result and will be in isolation when you are scheduled to leave campus, the resulting team at Yale Health will help you explore your options. If you can avoid public transportation, and if you have somewhere to isolate at your destination, you may still be able to leave. Otherwise, you should plan to isolate on campus, in designated isolation housing because most current housing will be used for the commencement ceremonies for the class of 2020.

Of course, I hope that you can avoid isolation altogether. By now you know that wearing masks and maintaining social distance are effective in preventing infection. Even with the current, more relaxed guidelines in place, you can err on the side of caution and follow these good practices..

Good luck with your final examinations and projects, and best wishes for the summer ahead.

Melanie Boyd
Dean of Student Affairs
Senior Associate Dean, Yale College
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