VCU Together Update for faculty and staff - April 2

Phase 1c is open, survey to close today, event guidance from the state and more

Our priorities are the health, safety and wellness — both physical and emotional — of every member of the VCU community. VCU continues to monitor, assess and address situations as they arise. This weekly update will be a resource to help keep you informed as details become available. All updates are available at together.vcu.edu. Receive notifications by downloading VCU Mobile from your iOS or Android app store.

Phase 1c is open

The Richmond-Henrico Health District is now in phase 1c of vaccine distribution, which means faculty and staff are eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. VCU will host vaccination clinics in April. We will share updates as soon as we confirm vaccine supply.

If you want to receive your vaccine through VCU, you must complete this interest survey. If you have already indicated your interest through this survey, you do not need to complete it again. If you would like to update your response, you can submit a new response.

At this time, VCU continues to recommend you receive the vaccine wherever you can, whether that be VCU or your state or local health district. For more information, visit together.vcu.edu/faq/vaccine/.

Faculty and staff survey closes today

The events of the past year have shown us the benefits of having a flexible operational plan. Looking ahead, we as the VCU community have an opportunity to think about how we provide the robust campus experience our students need as well as reimagine how we live, learn and work on campus. Share your thoughts by completing this faculty and staff survey by 5 p.m. today. Your feedback is confidential, and the information you share will be analyzed in aggregate. If you have already started this survey, you will automatically begin where you left off. Even partial responses are recorded.

Event guidelines

VCU’s current event guidelines remain as outlined in the VCU Return to Campus Plan , with non-instructional gatherings limited to 10 people and 36 square feet per person required for instructional/educational activities and settings. These guidelines will be continuously evaluated and will likely become less restrictive as vaccines are distributed and as we approach fall. At this time, social gatherings and indoor events remain strongly discouraged. VCU offers additional guidance for college/school-specific commencement activities at https://together.vcu.edu/public-health-measures/commencement-guidance/.

Reporting your vaccination

If you received your COVID-19 vaccination, and you would like to report it to VCU, you can do so by completing the interest survey. Select the second option:

  • I have already received a vaccine from VCU or another source and will submit my vaccine record to the university for verification.
  • You will then be prompted to submit a photo or scan of your documentation.

In addition to guidance from public health experts, VCU relies on this timely information to make decisions that impact university operations and plan future vaccination events. Vaccinated VCU community members may also be exempt from surveillance testing and extended quarantine. Vaccination and reporting your vaccination to VCU are voluntary and not a condition of enrollment or employment.

If you are in the process of being vaccinated (if you have an appointment or are awaiting a second dose) and wish to report your vaccination at a later date, a link to this reporting form will remain available through your daily health check or myVCU portal.

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