Current Health Advisories


We each have roles and responsibilities to promote safety in our learning, work and living environments. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 “community-level” in your area.

VCU follows guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stay in-the-know by checking health advisories and community levels on the CDC website. This site also includes information about individual health precautions including masking, staying up-to-date on vaccinations and testing when necessary.

For more information about exposure, when to quarantine and understanding your risk, visit

Flu Clinics

It’s important to get a flu shot to protect your health and prevent the spread of flu to others. Flu shots are the best way to help prevent influenza, commonly known as flu. Although flu shots offer no guarantee against getting sick, you can protect yourself from the risk of flu-related complications by getting a flu shot at one of the upcoming on-campus clinics, your local drug store, or a doctor's office!

Visit the HR Flu Clinics Page for more information on operating hours or to schedule an appointment.  

COVID-19 Testing

VCU offers COVID-19 testing on campus for students at no cost. More information about student testing can be found on the University Student Health Services website.

Reporting COVID-19

Students and employees are encouraged to report COVID-19 symptoms and/or positive tests to University Student Health Services or Employee Health Services to receive more information about exposure, testing and isolation/quarantine. More information can also be found at

COVID-19 Vaccines

With the concurrence of our Public Health Response Team, VCU strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination and boosters. Unvaccinated individuals are more likely to become infected and hospitalized compared to those who are vaccinated. VCU continues to offer a number of on-campus vaccination opportunities by appointment. 

Students: Make an appointment online through University Student Health Services.

Employees: Call VCU Employee Health at (804) 828-0584 to schedule an appointment. Find more information and employee resources on the Employee Health COVID-19 page.

To search all vaccination opportunities near you, visit

Additional Guidance