VCU Together update - Feb. 11, 2022

Reminders for masking, COVID-19 testing on campus 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 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.

At-will testing to be available 7 days a week

Starting Friday, Feb. 18, VCU will offer at-will COVID-19 testing 7 days a week. At-will testing appointments are available for asymptomatic VCU community members at 930 West Grace Street (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and the Capital Asset Real Estate (CARE) Building at 800 West Broad Street (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.). At-will testing appointments can be made for any reason other than symptomatic testing (i.e., if you have symptoms). There is no cost to students and employees. Test results can be found through your Kallaco health portal at, typically within 48 hours. Note: 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.

Have symptoms? VCU community members (both on and off-campus) can call the MYCOVID call center (1-804-MYCOVID or 1-804-692-6843) to be referred for COVID-19 testing at a testing location on-campus. There is no cost to students or employees.

All about masks

Masking indoors is required throughout university and health system facilities. Masks are also required at outdoor events with more than 50 people or where physical distancing of six 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. Learn more about different types of masks, when to wear them, how to clean them and more at

Need a mask? Vending machines on campus have KN95 and cloth masks available. Students and employees can use their VCU ID to obtain hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and masks at no cost from vending machines located throughout campus. Individuals are allotted one swipe per item per month (i.e., one of each item can be obtained each month).