Quarantine and isolation

Isolation separates those who test positive for COVID-19 from people who are not sick. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of those who may have been exposed to see if they become sick. These definitions are according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When to isolate or quarantine

Guidelines for isolation and quarantine may vary depending on your vaccination status, symptoms or test results. For the latest guidance, visit the Virginia Department of Health website.

Students who live on campus

When quarantining or isolating in on-campus isolation housing, basic needs will be coordinated with VCU Dining Services, and medical case management will be facilitated by Student Health Services. More information about quarantine and isolation for students living on-campus is available on the Residential Life and Housing website.


Student-athletes follow quarantine guidance based on VDH, NCAA and A-10 guidelines.

Travel and quarantine

If you are planning domestic or internation travel, please refer to the CDC's website for the latest guidance.

Students residing in VCU residence halls should contact University Student Health Services and refer to the Residential Life and Housing website for additional quarantine and isolation requirements.