Public health measures

We each have roles and responsibilities to promote safety in our learning, work and living environments. This page highlights the resources provided as well as the measures in place to keep the VCU community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Need a vaccine?

With the concurrence of our Public Health Response Team, VCU strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination and boosters. Unvaccinated individuals are more likely to become infected and hospitalized compared to those who are vaccinated. VCU continues to offer a number of on-campus vaccination opportunities by appointment. 

Students: Make an appointment online through University Student Health Services.
Employees: Call VCU Employee Health at (804) 828-0584 to schedule an appointment.

To search all vaccination opportunities near you, visit

Need a test?

VCU offers COVID-19 testing on campus for students and employees at no cost.

Symptomatic testing: If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, call 1-804-MYCOVID or 1-804-692-6843 to schedule a symptomatic appointment.

Non-symptomatic at-will testing: Rapid antigen tests are available in COVID-19 supply vending machines (at the locations listed in the "Supply" section below).