VCU Together update for faculty and staff - Sept. 24, 2021
Digital vaxx card, guidance about meetings and more
Our priorities are the health, safety and wellness — both physical and emotional — of every member of the VCU community. VCU continues to monitor, assess and address situations as they arise. This update will be a resource to help keep you informed as details become available. All updates are available at together.vcu.edu. Receive notifications by downloading VCU Mobile from your iOS or Android app store.
You can now download your vaccine card digitally and save it on your phone
If you were vaccinated in Virginia, you can visit vaccinate.virginia.gov to obtain your vaccination record with QR code, which can then be saved to a phone gallery, printed on paper or stored in a compatible account.
What is the guidance regarding in-person vs. virtual meetings? When should a virtual option be offered?
Being together in person is an important part of building the VCU community and supporting our students and each other. Thanks to high vaccine compliance rates among faculty and staff, masking and other public safety measures, supervisors may require in-person attendance for meetings. If supervisors have employees with flexible work arrangements or are holding meetings where they are not aware of the work locations of those invited, remember to include virtual options.
Help stop the spread by reporting symptoms
Knowing when to report symptoms can seem confusing. The bottom line is that everyone at VCU, even those in our community who are vaccinated, should report their symptoms to the call center 804-MY-COVID. This number connects you to Employee Health Services, and this is where you get guidance about next steps, including whether or not you should get tested and/or isolate or quarantine. Reporting your symptoms also gets you connected to the services you may need if you do need to quarantine or if you test positive and need to isolate.