COVID-19 Information

Updated April 14, 2020

Yale School of Nursing Updates

Yale School of Nursing continues to monitor the outbreak of the COVID-19 and related travel restrictions, and we are adjusting plans for programs as events warrant.

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Didactic coursework will remain online through the rest of the semester. As of Friday, March 27, 2020, all clinical experiences are suspended until further notice. We are working with CT state and national regulating agencies to balance potential flexibility in clinical hour requirements with the need to progress for boards and exams.

We have prepared an online student guide on the YSN Student Resources site, which walks you through the basics you need to know for Zoom, including a tech checklist and a 24/7 practice Zoom room where you can test your audio and video on your own.

For more information, students should click here.


Faculty - Our Academic Support Unit (ASU) has been preparing for this scenario and is prepared to support your online educational activities. ASU has a robust site on Canvas called “Teaching From Home”, and will continue to provide ongoing communications and support. Contact ASU for more assistance.  

remote work

To minimize the risk of spreading the virus, as of Wednesday, March 17, 2020, the YSN building is closed. Business operations continue as normal with staff working remotely.

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Visits to Yale Nursing are suspended until further notice. 

yale-sponsored travel

International Travel: All Yale/YSN-sponsored international travel is to be suspended until further notice. We also strongly recommend suspending personal travel internationally. With the rapid spread of the virus, travel restrictions and policies change quickly, and you may be prevented from re-entering the U.S. or be required to self-isolate upon return.

Domestic Travel: At this time, the university is asking all members of the community to avoid non-essential domestic travel. We strongly encourage you to reconsider existing domestic travel plans, particularly when the travel involves large audiences. 

As you are already aware, many national and global conferences and events are being cancelled or postponed. Others are considering alternatives such as video-conferencing. We encourage you to contact related conference organizers to inquire about remote alternatives.

Yale Nursing employees with questions regarding travel logistics and refunds can contact the Business Office at ysnbusinessoffice@yale.eduStudents with questions regarding travel should contact Saveena Dhall, Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Although we cannot restrict personal travel, we ask that you take the advisories seriously and stay informed  by checking the university’s COVID-19 website. If personal travel does take place, register your travel and follow the travel guidelines on the Yale COVID-19 website.

yale nursing events

Yale School of Nursing has decided to cancel all events taking place at YSNWe have had to balance our strong desire to host our important events with our need to act responsibly and pre-emptively in this extraordinary and uncertain global public health emergency. Yale School of Nursing is committed to better health for all; this commitment is reflected by taking decisive action to cancel events through for the rest of the semester and thereby reduce opportunities for spread of SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 disease. We are working with event organizers and participants on all logistical matters regarding cancellations.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and realize that there may be inconveniences, and possible disappointment resulting from these actions. However, as Yale Nursing, we also know that our community understands the importance of reducing the spread of SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 disease and protecting the health and lives of our community—locally and globally. Please continue to monitor your email for additional guidance from YSN, and the Yale website, as information and guidelines are rapidly evolving.

This page will be updated with information about any additional changes to Yale School of Nursing programs.

Yale University Updates

Please review Yale’s COVID-19 website for more information. Additionally, Yale affiliates should go to the Yale ALERT webpage to make sure your contact information is current. 

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Yale Health 24-Hour Hotline: 203-432-6604
Yale Health
Yale Office of International Students and Scholars
Yale Emergency Management
Yale Commencement 2020


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