VCU Together update - Feb. 4, 2022

Our priorities are the health, safety and wellness — both physical and emotional — of every member of the VCU community. This update will be a resource to help keep you informed as details become available. All updates are available at Receive notifications by downloading VCU Mobile from your iOS or Android app store.

Updates to VCU’s public health measures

VCU’s public health measures have been updated as a result of recent announcements. VCU community members are urged to review the current public health measures at Please note the following important reminders:

  • Vaccination is strongly encouraged. VCU continues to strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination and boosters. VCU’s Public Health Response Team unanimously advocates that vaccinations remain a vital part of our strategy to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 at the university and that the science supports the vaccine's ability to prevent serious illness and hospitalization. VCU continues to offer a number of on-campus vaccination opportunities by appointment
  • Testing is available. PCR testing for COVID-19 is available on campus for VCU students and employees. Here’s how to get one.
    • No symptoms, but need a test? At-will testing appointments are available for asymptomatic VCU community members. At-will testing appointments can be made for any reason other than symptomatic testing (i.e., if you have symptoms). 
    • You have symptoms, and need a test? Call 1-804-MYCOVID or 1-804-692-6843 for a referral for symptomatic testing. 
  • Masking. Masking indoors is required throughout the university and remains in effect for health system facilities. Masks are also required at outdoor events with more than 50 people or where physical distancing of 6 or more feet is not possible. Note, masks are required while aboard all RamRide and RamSafe vehicles and GRTC requires masks to be worn on all of its buses. 
  • Reporting to the MYCOVID call center. If you test positive, have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 — regardless of your vaccination status — contact the MYCOVID call center at 1-804-MYCOVID or 1-804-692-6843 for further guidance and on-campus testing.

Have questions?

We rely on your questions and feedback to make sure this information is clear and updated throughout the university. Please email if you have questions or need clarification.