Guidelines for the VCU community during the COVID-19 pandemic

The campus experience is different than it was before the COVID-19 crisis. We all — the university, the students and the faculty and staff — have a role to play in fostering a safe campus during COVID-19. As guidance, best practices and circumstances evolve, changes in operations, public health measures and services at the university may be required. This website serves as your hub for the latest information and resources.

Current health advisory

June 2, 2022 - COVID-19 has reached a high community level in Richmond as defined by the CDC. VCU, in consultation with our public health experts, advises wearing masks indoors when community levels are high. As a reminder, masks continue to be required within health system facilities and clinical settings. 

According to the CDC, “community levels” are a new tool to help you decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. 

Public health measures

We each have roles and responsibilities to promote safety in our learning, work and living environments. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 “community-level” in your area. Stay in-the-know by checking health advisories and community levels on the CDC website. Individual health precautions include masking, staying up-to-date on vaccinations and testing when necessary.

VCU offers vaccines, testing and supplies at no cost to students and employees. Visit the public health measures page for details.