Masking Information

VCSU no longer requires masks on campus however, individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks and practice physical distancing in indoor settings, in alignment with updated guidelines from the CDC. 

To ensure the safety of campus, VCSU strongly encourages: 

  • Being vaccinated
  • Washing or sanitizing hands often
  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Physical distancing, when possible
  • Carrying and wearing a mask
    • You can choose to, or may be asked to wear a mask. Be respectful and know we all work together to make this a safe space for everyone.  
    • Faculty members may require masks in their classrooms and offices.
    • Supervisors and staff may require masks in their workspaces.
    • Masks are required by anyone visiting VCSU Health Services.


Please be respectful of others who continue to opt to wear a mask on campus.

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine is widely available. We encourage you to get vaccinated to protect yourself and others. Two weeks after completing your vaccination series, you do not need to quarantine if you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19 or get tested regularly (unless you have symptoms).

Where to find a COVID-19 vaccination?

Are vaccines required at VCSU?

No. At this time, VCSU does not have authority to require a COVID-19 vaccination to work or attend classes.

However, if any eligible individual also works in another employment setting that requires the vaccine, they should follow that employer’s policies. 

Do I need to quarantine if I’m vaccinated?

Unless you have symptoms, you do not need to quarantine if you completed your COVID-19 vaccinations at least 2 weeks prior to your close contact exposure to a positive case. 

Where can I get my COVID-19 Vaccination?

You can use the free vaccine locator and search by City and/or type of vaccine:

COVID-19 Testing

PCR and rapid testing is available through the VCSU Student Health Services office, Monday through Friday, for VCSU students only. Students should call the Health Services office to make an appointment.  

Employees needing testing should make arrangements with their healthcare provider or test at a community testing event.

Click here for free community testing sites