Expectations of Residents

Take a COVID-19 Entry Test and receive negative results

VCU will mail a self-administered test kit at no cost to all on-campus residents. Entry test kits will contain saliva-based PCR tests approved for self-administration. Saliva tests are easy and comfortable to perform and do not require a clinician to administer. PCR tests are the most reliable COVID-19 tests. To receive the test kit, follow instructions at vcu.edu/springtesting. Before the test kit arrives, learn how to administer the COVID-19 salvia test by watching the COVID-19 CRL Clear How-To instructional video.

Complete the online COVID-19 Training

All residential students are required to complete the online Responsible Together Course on Blackboard

Complete daily health checks

Complete daily health checks by visiting dailyhealth.vcu.edu or click CampusReady in the VCUMobile app.

Participate in Mandatory asymptomatic surveillance testing

All on-campus students are required to participate in mandatory asymptomatic surveillance testing. To monitor COVID-19 within the VCU community, VCU will continue to randomly sample asymptomatic VCU community members for testing each week. VCU will contact residents by email if and when they are selected to participate. If a resident is selected to participate, they must schedule their test within 24 hours and attend your testing appointment.

Report symptoms associated with COVID-19 within 24 hours

Within 24 hours of experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, testing positive for COVID-19 or exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, residents must contact the VCU COVID-19 call center at 1-804-MYCOVID or 1-804-692-6843. Callers will be connected to University Student Health Services and will not receive disciplinary action through the conduct process if reporting symptoms within 24 hours. The hotline is available 24/7, will provide initial guidance and will connect a student with Student Health on the next business day. 

Use Entry Pass

Entry Pass is a digital tool that shows if you are in compliance with completing daily health checks and/or asymptomatic surveillance testing. Entry Pass is available in the VCUMobile app and will soon be available online. Starting Jan. 25, all students and employees will be required to use Entry Pass to access certain VCU facilities. Think of Entry Pass as a “fast pass.” Those who complete their daily health check and comply with asymptomatic surveillance testing, will use Entry Pass to more easily access certain campus facilities. Students and employees without an Entry Pass, as well as those who do not complete their daily health check or do not comply with surveillance testing, may face building access restrictions and/or disciplinary action; building access will require a safety protocol review with an entry attendant and, in some cases, building access may be denied. 

Wear a face covering

All students are required to wear face-coverings while on campus and in all residential public spaces.

Adhere to physical distancing

Students must adhere to physical distancing in all settings.

Bring a thermometer

Residents must bring a thermometer to campus to help them complete their daily health screenings.

Clean and disinfect personal and shared spaces

Residents will need to clean and disinfect personal and shared spaces before and after use. Cleaning supplies will be in the students' Welcome Back Kit.

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