Updates

Current Health Advisories

Please also visit srm.vcu.edu for updated information.


COVID-19

The current COVID-19 Community Level in Richmond is HIGH.  

  • Wear a high-quality mask or respirator.
  • If you are at high risk of getting very sick, consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed.
  • If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for getting very sick, consider self-testing to detect infection before contact, and consider wearing a high-quality mask when indoors with them.
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, including recommended boosters.
  • Follow recommendations for isolation if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
  • Follow the recommendations for what to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Community levels are defined by the CDC as low, medium, or high based on hospitalization data and the number of new COVID cases in the area.  Community levels are used as a guide to help make personal decisions about which preventive measures to take against COVID.

More information is available on the Student Health COVID webpage, as well as the CDC and VDH websites.


Mpox 

Mpox is a rare contagious rash illness caused by the monkeypox virus.  Most people have mild illness, but symptoms can be severe in some cases.  Anyone can get mpox, though the risk to the general public is currently low.

  • Call Student Health at 804-828-8828 if you have symptoms (please isolate!) or if you think you have been exposed.
  • Visit the VDH and CDC websites for more information.