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.
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 requirements. Unvaccinated 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.
Additional details and information
There are no longer physical distancing requirements or density restrictions in campus spaces. This is applicable to classes, events, meetings, research laboratories and gatherings. Masking indoors is required throughout the university and remains in effect for health system facilities. Masking is also required at outdoor events with more than 50 people.
Supplies are made available for free at vending machines throughout both campuses. For details, see the “Supplies” section on the Public Health Measures page.
With input from employees, constituency group leaders and leadership, VCU Human Resources developed guidelines for staff that outline a phased and flexible transition to supporting the in-person experience.
This includes updated guidelines for continued flexible work arrangements and expectations for roles that support the in-person experience. Supervisors and employees should work together to explore options for flexible work arrangements including remote work, hybrid remote/on-campus work, compressed scheduling and job-sharing. Additional information about Flexible Work Arrangements is available on the VCU Human Resources website.
VCU Parking and Transportation offers several long-term and temporary parking accommodations for employees. View details at parking.vcu.edu/parking/faculty-and-staff.
Learn about the safety measures GRTC have put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.