VCU changes COVID-19 vaccination policies for employees

VCU(Capital News Service)
Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 10:57 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Following executive orders and directives regarding COVID-19 from Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Virginia Commonwealth University is changing COVID-19 vaccination policies for employees.

Effective immediately, employees will no longer be required to be vaccinated, get a booster or report their vaccination status.

VCU employees will also no longer have to get surveillance testing or do daily health checks.

“Employees who are dually employed with VCU Health System must continue to follow health system vaccination requirements,” a release said.

More than 97 percent of faculty and staff were vaccinated at the end of the fall semester, with 95 percent of students vaccinated.

“With the concurrence of our Public Health Response Team, VCU strongly encourages vaccination and boosters. Unvaccinated individuals are more likely to become infected and hospitalized compared to those who are vaccinated. Vaccinated-yet unboosted individuals are also at risk for breakthrough infection and possible hospitalization,” a release said.

For more COVID-19 measures that remain in effect, click here.

Copyright 2022 WWBT. All rights reserved.

Send it to 12 here.

Want NBC12’s top stories in your inbox each morning? Subscribe here.