Dear Yale SOM Alumni,
Yesterday, I received a request from Yale New Haven Hospital asking if we had members of our community who had access to personal protective equipment (i.e. gowns, gloves, masks, wipes, disinfectant) that they would be able to donate.
It occurred to us that this was something that our alumni might consider doing for Yale New Haven, but also for their local hospitals or medical centers in the US or around the world. Indeed, in typical SOM fashion, a number of our students as well as Governor Ned Lamont ‘80 have been working on this, and a number of our alumni in China immediately began a world-wide search for masks and protective gear when the outbreak first occurred, and now are trying to send materials to other parts of the world in need.
For donations to Yale New Haven, please reach out to donationsPPE@ynhh.org. For donations to your local hospital, hopefully you can identify their administrative offices and/or a local health care professional there.
My understanding is that any donation, big or small, will be appreciated by medical centers around the world.
Below please find a graphic that lists the items that Yale New Haven and I imagine health care providers around the world are in need of.
A quick update from Evans Hall – classes resume online today. Faculty and the Deans have been working tirelessly to be able to deliver the classes in the best way possible. Second round admissions decisions will go out this week. All non-essential Yale employees are working remotely and much of the State of Connecticut will be shut down by Governor’s orders at 8 pm this evening. Additionally, as those in reunion classes already know, the reunion weekend will be postponed (and hopefully we will be able to reschedule for the Fall). Yale has yet to make a call on Commencement. For continued updates on the school’s response, please click here.
Warmly and with best wishes for all of your health and safety.
Joel A. Getz
Senior Associate Dean
Development and Alumni Relations
Yale School of Management