COVID-19: An Evolving Situation


“For a while, life is not going to be [normal] in the US. We have to just accept that if we want to do what’s best for the American public.”

– Dr. Anthony Fauci
Director, National Institute of Allergy & Infections Diseases

YDO has been fully aware and cautious of the role we play in bringing together scores of students from dozens of different schools on a daily basis to work in small groups. The nature of our operations, in fact, means that we have a heightened responsibility to protect against viral transmission.

Steps YDO has taken:

All decisions to resume student programming are subject to change and will be determined with consideration for emerging facts and community safety.

Anyone with questions can write to

Phone calls to the YDO office will only be answered by voicemail. 

For up-to-date local information: