For faculty and staff

We appreciate the input we have received from students, families, faculty and staff so far and it continues to help shape planning efforts. Our commitment to each other allows us to be better together.

Employee responsibilities

Masking: Masking indoors has been reinstated throughout the university and remains in effect for health system facilities. Studies show that masking effectively reduces the spread of viruses and, combined with COVID-19 vaccination, can greatly reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommend indoor masking in areas with substantial community spread.

Vaccines: COVID-19 vaccination and boosters, when eligible, are strongly encouraged for VCU employees. Employees who are dually employed with VCU Health System must continue to follow health system vaccination requirementsUnvaccinated individuals are more likely to become infected and hospitalized compared to those who are vaccinated. Vaccinated-yet unboosted individuals are also at risk for breakthrough infection and possible hospitalization. For more information, see the vaccine FAQ for faculty and staff.

Monitor your health
Employees should not report to on-campus work or activities if experiencing symptoms of or testing positive for COVID-19. Call 1-804-MYCOVID or 1-804-692-6843 to connect with Employee Health about testing, isolation and quarantine. Inform your supervisor that you will not be reporting to on-campus work or activities. You are not required to disclose a reason.

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