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. Symptomatic testing is for when you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. At-will testing is for when you are not experiencing symptoms but need to be tested for any reason. Learn more about how to be referred for symptomatic testing or how to make an at-will appointment here.

Asymptomatic testing appointments will be offered through July 1. After July 1, rapid antigen tests can be acquired in the COVID-19 supply vending machines available at the locations listed in the "Supply" section below.

The symptomatic testing site will be closed on Monday, July 4.