The Ivy League university - which has 58 percent of students living in on-campus housing - made the announcement in an email Tuesday afternoon. WashingtonExaminer
A post on its Facebook page explained: 'Yale announced its plans for the start of spring semester in an afternoon email. Students can return to campus anytime between Jan. 14 and Feb. 4.
'They must quarantine in their residences (except to pick up food and test) until they receive results of an arrival test. Yale instituted a campus-wide quarantine until Feb. 7 or (which may be extended depending on public health conditions).
'Students may not visit New Haven businesses or eat at local restaurants (even outdoors) except for curbside pickup. Dining is grab-and-go until public health conditions improve. Yale is currently set to resume in-person classes on Feb. 7 — after two weeks of remote instruction.'
Students at Yale University will be banned from patronizing local businesses and restaurants over COVID-19 concerns, despite the Ivy League school mandating booster shots for students.
Yale Daily News reported the university’s new policy in a tweet. It is part of the school’s campus-wide quarantine, in effect until Feb. 7, and requires students to stay in their residences “until they receive results of an arrival test.”
The university announced the quarantine last month and will hold remote classes for two weeks until the quarantine is lifted.
“Omicron has been detected within the Yale Community, as it has been in the city and state, but the delta variant is still dominant,” Dean of Student Affairs Melanie Boyd wrote in a Wednesday email to the News. “At this point, I am very hopeful that Yale College students will be able to finish the semester in person, continuing to follow careful precautions as they have throughout the fall.”
Boyd announced in a Dec. 16 email to students that residential college dining halls, Commons, the Elm and the Bow-Wow would transition to grab-and-go meal service only for the remainder of the semester, beginning Thursday evening. YaleDailyNews