With the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Connecticut, we have received a number of calls and emails inquiring about COVID policies for reunions. We hope the following information will be helpful as you consider your attendance at your reunion.

[Related: COVID-19 and Reunions April Update: What you need to know]

Since the outset of the pandemic, Yale has engaged medical, public health, and safety experts to set COVID-19 policies for the university community. Since January, the Yale Alumni Association has been in close touch with these experts, primarily Yale’s COVID Response Team (CRT). During weekly meetings with the CRT, we have discussed the university policies as they apply to reunions.

These include:

  • clarifying and confirming that activities under tents are considered outdoor activities if at least two tent sides are open;
  • confirming that the university’s standards for air filtration and ventilation systems in Yale buildings are consistent the guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control with respect to COVID;
  • obtaining CRT approval of the location and spacing of tables and band risers under the tents (in addition to the usual fire marshal approval);
  • clarifying the university guidelines on masking requirements and testing; these stipulations require masking in classrooms and for group singing indoors, and testing by members of bands that are performing; and
  • requiring all attendees to attest to being fully vaccinated, including boosters, with no exemptions except for children under 5 years of age.

[Related: 2022 Yale College Reunions: What you need to know]

The CRT is monitoring the situation, as it has throughout the pandemic. Any changes in policy will be posted at the top of the reunions website, where we currently feature information about the current COVID-19 policies for the university.

Weili Cheng ’77 
Executive Director 

Jenny Chavira ’89 
Deputy Executive Director