Weekly surveillance testing requirement for students

Participation in weekly asymptomatic surveillance testing is required for unvaccinated students, including those who are exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Failure to complete your required weekly COVID-19 test will result in disciplinary action. To participate in testing, follow directions for one of the testing options below. 

Note: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been instructed to quarantine or isolate, do not report for asymptomatic surveillance testing. Immediately report your health status to Student Health Services or Employee Health by calling 1-804-MYCOVID or 1-804-692-6843 and email covidtest@vcu.edu about rescheduling (you are not required to disclose your personal health information).

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

Step 1: Set up your Kallaco account.

As a surveillance testing participant, you will be 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. Review and update your Kallaco profile information if it is inaccurate. 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

After your test is completed and analyzed, the results will be posted to your Kallaco account. 

Step 2: Schedule your weekly test – note there are a few options.

Option A
Schedule a 10-minute appointment at either 800 W. Broad Street (Monroe Park Campus) – appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:10-11:50 a.m. and 12:30-3:50 p.m. at this location – or 1110 E. Broad St (for Health Sciences students only on the MCV Campus) – appointments are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:10-11:40 a.m. and 12:40-3:50 p.m. at this location.

  1. Schedule your appointment by logging into your Kallaco account at my.kalla.co with your eid@vcu.edu email address. In the Task List Manager section, click on the orange square with the number of tasks to complete. Select “Schedule” on the 2021 Fall - Week of MM/YY task and choose a date and time of your preference. After scheduling your appointment, your appointment details will appear in the Task List Manager section of your Kallaco portal
  2. Complete the virtual assessment and consent prior to your appointment. Once you schedule your appointment, you will be prompted to perform the “Confirm Order” task to complete the required virtual assessment and consent. Note, these steps must be complete before your test can be administered and a QR code will be generated. 
  3. Take the test. For on-campus appointments, bring a valid, government-issued photo ID or your VCU ID, a face covering, and a mobile device (if applicable) with your QR code or a printout of your QR code for testing site staff to scan (see step 2 above). Participants must follow all safety protocols. Due to volume, testing locations are unable to accommodate guests while you receive your test.

Option B
Schedule a 10-minute appointment at 930 W. Grace Street (Monroe Park Campus). Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 10:10 to 11:40 a.m. and 1:10 to 5:40 p.m. Follow the instructions below to schedule and participate at this location. 

  1. Click here to schedule your appointment – limited appointments are available at this location. After scheduling your appointment, you will receive an appointment confirmation email. 
  2. Complete necessary paperwork and sign a consent form when you arrive for your appointment. 
  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. 
Option C (only applicable to students pre-approved to receive a test kit by mail) 
Complete the instructions to receive your at-home kit. Please note that this option is not available to all students. 
  1. Look for an email from noreply@kalla.co with instructions to receive your test. 
  2. Complete the steps in the email from noreply@kalla.co as soon as you receive the email to initiate the process to receive, complete and return your test.