We have to continue to be vigilant about safety in the clinical practices. Our members are caring for COVID positive patients and processing infected specimens in these areas. Members have shown immense courage in their daily work, but also in advocating for safety on the job. We continue to push for front-line staff to have the right training and personal protective equipment. “Essential” should mean more protection, not less.
Yale is reopening in phases so it depends on the functions of your department. Check with your manager if you are unsure. We want to keep people home as long as possible during the pandemic. When your department reopens, Yale will provide at least one week notice before you are called to campus.