Weekly surveillance testing requirement for employees

Unvaccinated employees with an approved medical or religious exemption, exemption under review, or a vaccination in progress, are required to participate in weekly asymptomatic surveillance testing. Follow these directions to schedule your test. 

Note: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been instructed to quarantine or isolate, do not complete the asymptomatic surveillance test. Immediately report your health status to Employee Health and email covidtest@vcu.edu about delaying your test (you are not required to disclose your personal health information). VCU offers on-campus vaccination through VCU Employee Health. Call (804) 828-0584 to schedule an appointment. To search all vaccination opportunities near you, visit vaccines.gov.  

Each week, follow the steps below to participate in testing:

Step 1: Set up your Kallaco account
As a surveillance testing participant, you are registered with Kallaco, a portal for accessing your test results. Log into your Kallaco account at my.kalla.co with your eid@vcu.edu email address. If this is your first time participating in COVID-19 testing through VCU, you will receive an email from Kallaco (noreply@kalla.co) with instructions for setting up your Kallaco account. If you already have a Kallaco account but forgot the password, you can reset it at my.kalla.co/Identity/Account/ForgotPassword

For employees who complete testing on campus:

  • Step 2: Schedule your weekly test
    Click here to schedule a 10-minute appointment at 930 W. Grace Street (Monroe Park Campus). Appointments are available Monday through Friday.

  • Step 3: Take the test
    For on-campus appointments, bring a valid, government-issued photo ID or your VCU ID and a face covering. Participants must follow all safety protocols. Due to volume, testing locations are unable to accommodate guests while you receive your test. 

For employees approved to take an at-home/mail-in test:

  • Step 2: Take the at-home test
    Employees who opt-into at-home testing will receive a month’s supply of test kits at the start of each month. Complete one self-collected test by following the directions found inside the kit.

  • Step 3: Return the kit via FedEx
    Drop off your completed test kit to any FedEx location or drop-box by Friday of each week. Once your test has been scanned by FedEx, you will be in compliance with the testing requirement for the week.