COVID-19 Precautions

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As a community, we are all responsible for helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Below are some of the steps that the University and Residential Life and Housing are taking for resident safety.

Modified Move-in

Move-in has been modified to meet COVID-19 protocols. More information about move-in will be emailed to residents over the summer.

COVID-19 Hotline

VCU has created a phone number for students to report their exposure and COVID-19 symptoms

Required Face Coverings

VCU requires all staff, students and visitors to wear face coverings in all public spaces, including public spaces in residence halls.

Asymptomatic surveillance testing

All on-campus students are required to participate in mandatory asymptomatic surveillance testing. To monitor COVID-19 within our community, VCU will randomly sample asymptomatic VCU community members for testing each week.

Required Daily Health Checks

All students and staff are required to complete a daily health check, a series of questions about experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Easy Access to Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer and other cleaning products will be available at stations throughout the residence halls and campus.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Housekeeping staff will be cleaning common areas, shared bathrooms, and other high traffic areas more frequently.

Isolation and Quarantine Housing

Residential Life and Housing has set aside rooms for isolation and quarantine needs. To learn more about Isolation and Quarantine Housing, please visit our Isolation and Quarantine page.


The above COVID-19 precautions are currently in place for the VCU community. They are subject to change to meet the needs of the residential population. For the most up-to-date processes or to learn more about VCU response to COVID-19, please visit and

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