VCU Together update - April 21, 2022

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 the changing guidance, best practices and circumstances related to COVID-19. 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.

RamRide/RamSafe buses: masks now optional

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order requiring masks on public transportation is no longer in effect. As a result, masking will be optional when using VCU RamRide and RamSafe buses, effective immediately. 

Also, GRTC has lifted its mask requirement on its buses and in its facilities.

The CDC continues to recommend masks when using public transportation settings. VCU’s Public Health Response Team continues to strongly encourage masking in all settings for individuals at risk for severe COVID-19 infection. Community members who wish to wear masks are also encouraged to do so — we must all continue to treat one another with kindness and respect.

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