RLH 2022-23 Isolation and Quarantine Plan
As the school year comes to a close, please be aware of the following updates to isolation and quarantine protocols, which will go into effect on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
2022-23 Protocols for Isolation and Quarantine in the Residence Halls (effective June 1, 2022)
- Residents, regardless of room type, may isolate or quarantine in their assigned residence hall bedroom. Residents are highly encouraged to go home to isolate or quarantine except in cases where public transportation would be required for travel.
- Residents who test positive for COVID-19 or experience symptoms of COVID-19 must contact Student Health Services via the COVID-19 Hotline (804-692-6843). Visit health.students.vcu.edu/after-hours for after-hours contact information. Residents instructed to isolate by Student Health must remain in isolation until authorized by Student Health to return to in-person activities.
- Residents who are up to date on COVID-19 vaccines are not required to quarantine after exposure. Residents who are NOT up to date with COVID-19 vaccines must quarantine after exposure.
- Residents who are isolating or quarantining should wear a well-fitted medical grade mask around others as recommended by CDC guidance.
- Residents who are isolating or quarantining may leave to get food or other necessary supplies while masked, but should limit leaving their room. Information regarding dining options available for purchase will be posted on VCU Dining’s website, vcu.campusdish.com.
- Residents should activate their own personal isolation and quarantine plan and use their own isolation and quarantine kit. We recommend that residents prepare their own kit in advance with personal items needed for isolation/quarantine, as residents should limit leaving their isolation or quarantine space. Residents should keep this kit easily accessible in the event of an unexpected need to isolate or quarantine. The kit should include the items outlined under the “Isolation & Quarantine Preparations” tab at housing.vcu.edu/together/isolation_quarantine
- Students should continue to monitor together.vcu.edu for the most up-to-date COVID safety information and guidance from VCU.
VCU continues to strongly encourage residents to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. VCU’s Public Health Response Team continually emphasizes 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 through the Student Health Services Web Portal.
Thank you for your continued attention to your safety and the safety of your fellow residential Rams.