VCU Together Update for faculty and staff - Dec. 4

VCU Libraries' schedule, COVID-19 testing schedule 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 Receive notifications by downloading VCU Mobile from your iOS or Android app store.

COVID-19 testing schedule

With fewer students and employees on campus, VCU will reduce testing hours during the break.

Now through Dec. 7

  • Symptomatic testing is open three days/week (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday).
  • Asymptomatic prevalence and at-will testing sites are open three days/week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).
  • Re-entry testing: Residential students who indicated they would be living in on-campus housing during this timeframe will be tested at asymptomatic prevalence sites after their return from Thanksgiving break.

Dec. 8 - Dec. 20 (last day of fall semester exams through start of winter break)

  • Symptomatic testing is open three days/week (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday).
  • Asymptomatic prevalence and at-will testing sites reduce hours to two days/week (Monday and Tuesday).

For the full schedule through winter break and the start of the spring semester, visit

Access to VCU Libraries’ collections, services and buildings during winter break

VCU Libraries announces changes tied to the winter break. Services and spaces will remain available Nov. 30, 2020 - Jan. 23, 2021 with reduced hours after the exam period. Both James Branch Cabell Library and Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences buildings will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 3. Vast collections of online resources remain available 24/7.

Students and faculty who need physical materials in late December and early January should make plans to borrow them before the buildings close.

For more details and additional information about services, visit VCU Libraries’ page about winter break 2020.

Asymptomatic surveillance testing will be mandatory for spring semester

Starting Jan. 19, asymptomatic surveillance testing will be mandatory for residential students, students who attend on-campus classes and employees who work on campus. VCU will contact you by email if and when you are selected to participate. If you are called to participate, you must schedule your test and attend your testing appointment.

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