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Yale and Princeton Dining Halls Face Food Shortages and Fewer Staff

  • Schools seeing supply issues, difficulty hiring food workers
  • Colleges took financial hit as Covid-19 closed dining halls
Students at the Commons, a dining hall at Yale University. 

Students at the Commons, a dining hall at Yale University. 

Photographer: Carla Sanchez-Noya

At Yale and Princeton universities, dining halls are once again buzzing. Yet in this corner of campus life, the impact of Covid-19 still remains apparent.

Students returning to cafeterias now that the omicron variant is starting to ease are finding more limited menus and fewer staff -- the same supply chain constraints and labor shortages wrought by the pandemic elsewhere.