The COVID-19 pandemic has created a great amount of uncertainty, particularly as it pertains to planning and executing in-person events. We sympathize with those who have had to cancel or reschedule planned events and those deliberating over how to move forward on events for the summer and fall. We know how much time and effort is involved, and how personal many of these decisions can be.

To that end, we want to share our current policy and offer some guidance on how to move forward. Until further notice, the YAA has no plans to hold in-person events. We recognize that the Yale community is one that spans the globe and that not all locations have been similarly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but with an uncertain path to recovery ahead, we encourage you to be thoughtful in your approach to upcoming events and to plan with similar care and caution.

Above all else, please respect local guidelines and ordinances regarding gatherings – as well as those of any facilities where you may consider hosting events – acting in accordance with your comfort levels and the safety of yourselves and those around you. For the time being, we would encourage you not to host any events in private homes.

We are eager for a time when we can be together again, celebrate with each other, and assemble in pursuit of light, truth, and oftentimes, levity. In the meantime, we will continue to invest time and effort in online programming that we hope you’ll find of import and interest.

Last updated: May 13, 2020