Student and employee travel
- VCU has decided to cancel all upcoming study abroad programs for summer and fall 2020, regardless of destination, due to the risks associated with traveling abroad during the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. For additional details visit the Global Education Office's COVID-19 site.
- University-sponsored out-of-state travel, both domestic and international, is suspended until further notice. This includes faculty, staff and students.
- Members of the VCU community are encouraged to limit personal travel. We encourage students and employees to refer to the CDC and U.S. Department of State to be fully informed of potential health risks and travel restrictions that may be in place.
Frequently asked questions
Students who have returned from a country that is classified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Level 3 Travel Advisory or above are required to self-quarantine (avoiding close contact with others) and stay away from campus for 14 days. If experiencing symptoms, they should also telephone their healthcare provider or the local public health department, giving them details of their recent travel and symptoms. Following the self-quarantine period, they should be cleared for return by a qualified health care professional or by Student Health in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health.
Students who have returned from a country that is classified by the Centers for Disease Control as a Level 2 Travel Advisory for COVID-19 are cautioned to monitor their own health and limit their interactions with others.
Faculty or staff who have returned from a country that is classified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Level 3 Travel Advisory or above for COVID-19 are also required to self-quarantine for 14 days and not return to work. Following the self-quarantine period, employees should be cleared for return by a qualified health care professional or by Employee Health in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health. Where possible, employees are expected to telework or make other alternate work arrangements. Additional details will follow.
Immigration advising is available for visa-related support during this time. Immigration advisors are working as usual but physical access to offices is restricted due to health and safety concerns. Visit the Global Education Office - Immigration Advising web page for more information.