Follow-up regarding modified return to campus dates for applicable staff

Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Office of the Dean of Yale College
Office of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

[Summary: This message elaborates on the university-wide memo sent by Scott Strobel and Jack Callahan earlier today and explains the implications of that message for FAS, Yale College, and GSAS faculty and staff. Expectations for on-campus work for staff will be communicated to Lead Administrators in the coming days. Faculty should proceed with plans to teach on campus during the Fall 2021 semester.]

To: FAS, Yale College, and GSAS faculty and staff

Cc: FAS Steering, President’s Office, Provost’s Office

Dear FAS, Yale College, and GSAS faculty and staff:

Earlier today, you received a message from Scott Strobel and Jack Callahan that extended the return-to-campus timeline for staff who are not in student-, faculty-, or patient-facing roles. You may have questions how these policies apply to you or to the staff in your unit, and we are writing to clarify our path forward for the Fall 2021 term in the FAS, Yale College, and GSAS.

Staff may be wondering how these policies affect the timing of their return to campus. You can expect answers in the coming days. This week, we will communicate our expectations for on-campus work for FAS, Yale College, and GSAS staff to Lead Administrators, who will then share them with the supervisors and staff in their units. We are grateful for your patience as we finalize these plans.  

Faculty may be wondering whether today’s announcement affects plans for in-person teaching. Fall 2021 teaching will take place on campus and in person, as planned. Faculty will need to return to campus to teach. Those who are unable to come to campus may request accommodations using the process outlined in the memo sent on August 5.  

Our priority is to support in-person research and teaching. The measures announced today are intended to support this priority by optimizing our health and safety procedures.  

Thank you for all your patience, your dedication, and your understanding.
Tamar, Marvin, and Lynn

Tamar Szabó Gendler
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Marvin M. Chun
Dean of Yale College
Lynn Cooley
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences