I hope this update finds you safe and well. There is no question that it has been a difficult few weeks for many of us, and in this time of need, I encourage you to look out for each other, to take care of yourselves, and to do what you can to help where and how you can.

We also know that in times of crisis, information is paramount, so we wanted to collect some of the most relevant university/COVID-19 links in one place for your reference.

News: Yale’s Office of Public Affairs and Communications has built an In Focus page collecting all the news stories, features, and more capturing Yale’s response to COVID-19; this coverage is also featured in each morning’s Yale Today email. And for more on the work Yale is doing in the local community, please visit the Yale Stands with New Haven webpage.

Information: For all the latest on Yale’s response to the pandemic, please visit the Yale COVID-19 information page.

Response: Faculty at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, and School of Engineering & Applied Science, along with many university and Health System partners, have been actively engaged in efforts to combat COVID-19. To enhance coordination and communicate that work, they have created the Research, Clinical & Data Driven Responses to COVID-19 website. This website provides information related to research and patient care, resources to track the spread of the virus and to help people cope during this crisis, as well as COVID-19 news and messages.

Events: Hopefully you received our email on Monday informing you of some of the webinars and online events being organized by the YAA and our remarkable clubs, classes, and interest groups. These – and more! – are all available on the YAA website’s events page, sortable by keyword and topic.

Learn: Quarantine does not mean an end to learning and discovery. Explore the many online learning opportunities offered for alumni and by the Yale community on our Learn Online page.

Support: Thank you for the incredible outpouring of concern and offers to help. Because responses to the COVID-19 pandemic vary greatly around the world, you can provide critical leadership and support in the ways most needed and appropriate locally. In doing so, you will be continuing Yale’s legacy of serving those in need and demonstrating that any day can be a Yale day of service. If you are interested in assisting Yale students, researchers and medical staff, and/or the local New Haven community, please visit the Giving to Yale page dedicated to COVID-19.

Help: As a result of our current unprecedented circumstances, many Yale students are anticipating disruptions to their summer job and employment plans. If you would like to support these students in their professional development during this time, please consider offering an opportunity for students, whether remotely or in person, long term or short term. (Note: Yale’s Office of Career Strategy serves Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and postdoctoral scholars. If you are interested in recruiting students from the professional schools, please contact that respective career office: Architecture, FES, Law, Music, Public Health, Nursing, SOM.)

I am grateful to all of you who are doing what you can to support COVID-19 efforts, Yale, and our alumni community during this extraordinary time. Sending you well wishes and wishing you good health!

Best regards,


Weili Cheng '77
Executive Director, Yale Alumni Association


Previous COVID-19 All-Alumni Communications

March 27: Yale Alumni COVID-19 News: Classes resume online, Reunions and Day of Service updates

March 20: COVID-19 update for Yale alumni: Thank you for your support!

March 19: A Message from President Peter Salovey on Yale’s Response to COVID-19

March 12: Yale Alumni Association COVID-19 Update