VCU Together update - April 6, 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. 

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Beginning with the start of summer classes, masks will be optional in instructional settings 

Effective March 21, masking became optional on VCU campuses with the exception of in-person classes and instructional activities, clinical and health system facilities, and public transit. Assuming pandemic activity remains low, masking will become optional during in-person classes and instructional activities at the start of summer classes on May 23.

There are currently no plans to eliminate mask requirements in clinical settings, in health system facilities or when using public transit. VCU will continue to monitor conditions and guidelines and make changes, as necessary, to public health measures.

VCU’s Public Health Response Team continues to strongly encourage masking 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. 

At-will testing location update

At-will testing will be offered at 800 W. Broad St. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The testing site at 930 W. Grace St. (the former RamTech building) is closed. Appointments must be scheduled through the Kallaco health portal. Instructions for how to create an appointment can be found at

Appointments for at-will testing are only required if you’ve never been tested through VCU. Walk-in appointments are available for those who have already been tested through VCU and have a Kallaco account.