The 2021-2022 Academic Year begins on August 23. The Law School administration continues to work in close partnership with the University in response to COVID-19. It is critical that you regularly check the Yale COVID-19 website for the latest University updates and this page for Law School-specific information. 

The University has announced that all undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students who plan to be on campus be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the start of the fall 2021 semester. Read the full message here

On May 19, 2021 the University announced that all faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Beginning on August 2, 2021, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in indoor campus spaces.

Building Access

Sterling Law Building and Baker Hall will be closed to students for the summer with some exceptions that have been approved by the Law School. Law School staff will be returning to campus in a phases throughout August. 

Effective June 10, 2021, fully-vaccinated individuals* who have submitted or confirmed their vaccination documentation are no longer required to complete the Daily Health Check before they come to campus.

*Individuals are considered fully-vaccinated two weeks after they receive the last dose of their vaccine series (i.e. second dose of a two-dose series or one does of a single-dose vaccine and after they submit or confirm their vaccination documentation through the Yale Vaccine Portal).


Effective June 21, 2021, Yale University has announced its policy for all visitors to the University.

Additional Information

Compliance Concerns

You may report a concern about compliance with COVID-19 health and safety policies or regulations to the Health and Safety Leader Ellen Cosgrove. You may also make an anonymous or identified report through Yale’s hotline at 877-360-9253, or online at Yale University Hotline. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staff can also report to their staff supervisor or HR.

Maintaining an Inclusive Environment

Yale University is committed to maintaining an environment of respect and freedom from discrimination and to supporting all members of our community affected by this global health threat. Bias, discrimination, and harassment are inimical to our values and violate Yale policies.