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Vaccination is required for all VCU faculty and staff by September 15

All VCU faculty and staff are required to report COVID-19 vaccination or, if applicable, submit requests for medical or religious exemptions. The deadline for current employees was Sept. 15, 2021. If you have already reported your vaccination, there is no action required on your part. Employees who are dually employed with VCU Health System must report vaccination to both the university and the health system (information about health system requirements can be found through the VCU Health System intranet). 

For university employees, this decision aligns with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Directive 18, which directs state employees, including university employees, to be vaccinated (with allowances for medical and religious exemptions), and mirrors the vaccine requirement for VCU students.

How to report your vaccination

You can upload your documentation here. There are several ways for you to upload your documentation:

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Requests for an exemption

The deadline for submitting vaccination exemption requests for current employees was Sept. 15, 2021. Employees whose exemption requests are approved or under review are required to participate in frequent asymptomatic surveillance testing, which is offered on-campus through VCU at no cost to the employee. Employees will receive an email from VCU with further instructions on how to participate in required testing.

Frequently asked questions

Have a question that isn’t answered below? Send your questions to together@vcu.edu.

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