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In accordance with this morning’s VCU Together Update, starting on Monday, March 21 students will no longer be required to wear face-coverings in the residence halls. Face-coverings will no longer be provided at the information desk in the residence halls. Residents are able to get face-coverings from vending machines located around campus. VCU’s Public Health Response Team continues to strongly encourage masking for individuals at risk for severe COVID-19 infection. Residents who wish to wear masks are also encouraged to do so. Residents exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, confirmed positive for COVID-19, or who have been exposed to COVID-19 should follow the masking guidance provided to them from Student Health. 

As a reminder, we also plan to implement a guest policy for non-residential and non-affiliated guests starting on April 8, 2022. Click here to review the full guest policy update. 

VCU leadership has made these decisions with the health and safety of VCU community members at the forefront and based on scientific data and guidance from experts in public health and safety. Low positivity rates, coupled with other mitigation efforts such as vaccines and boosters, have allowed these updates to our COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

VCU continues to strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination and boosters. VCU’s Public Health Response Team unanimously advocates that vaccinations remain a vital part of our strategy to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 at the university and that the science supports the vaccine’s ability to prevent serious illness and hospitalization. Students can schedule a free COVID vaccine appointment online through the Student Health Services Web Portal. Students should continue to report symptoms associated with COVID-19 immediately to VCU Student Health Services via the COVID-19 Hotline (804-692-6843). 

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