COVID-19 Impact on Community Engagement

Updated 9/15/22

Off Campus Volunteering and Community Engagement

Yale students volunteering/working off campus in community organizations where vaccination status is unknown, with once or twice a week interactions: students should test through Yale’s Color system either once or twice a week (depending on the frequency of interactions) for the protection of both the Yale and New Haven communities.

Yale students who engage in a community service program on a sporadic basis: CRT recommends a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) before and a Color test three days after the event. 

RAT tests will be available at Dwight Hall in the Main Office. If you anticipate needing more than 10 tests at a time, please reach out to

Hosting Community Engagement Events On Campus

Yale students may host visitors on campus, including at Dwight Hall. All events must follow the policies of Events, Meetings and Gatherings, with special attention to the Visitor Policy.

When inviting a short-term to campus (i.e. a speaker for an event), the host’s invitation should specify Yale requirements and visitors should carry vaccination documentation. Please allow for masking at the event, and if serving food they should be either grab-and-go snacks or served in an adjacent space.

If hosting a long-term visitor (i.e. visitors on campus more than four times within a four week window), students should complete the vaccination attestation form.

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