COVID-19: University Response and Planning

Six feet. Mask up. Protect our web.

Ensuring the health of the campus community is a responsibility we all share and will require a shared commitment from each of us as we modify the way we live, learn, and work together. We are many Spiders, within one web. See our COVID-19 Dashboard
Transition to Red Stage

Read the latest message to the campus community about the transition to the Red Stage. All the details about the Red Stage are available in the University’s Physical Distancing Framework. Additional information about the expectations of our students is available here.

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Current Status: Red Stage

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Spring & Summer 2021

Just as we did for the fall, our plans for the spring semester involve an approach that maintains the University’s commitment to providing a top-quality, residential, educational opportunity while also doing all we can to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infection within our campus community.

How to Report a Potential COVID-19 Case

  • Students (other than part-time MBA and SPCS) should contact the Student Health Center at 804-289-8064. 
  • MBA and SPCS students should call their healthcare provider and notify their dean's office.
  • Faculty and staff should contact the HR COVID Care Coordinator at hr-health-screens@richmond.edu or 804-289-8811. 

All off-campus COVID-19 tests and results (regardless of outcome) should be reported to the University.

COVID-19 Support Center

UR is staffing a COVID-19 Support Center during business hours. This team is trained to answer general questions about the University’s COVID-19 response planning and procedures. The fastest way to reach someone in the call center is by emailing covid19support@richmond.edu.

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

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Our Shared Responsibility

This year will be unlike any other, but the reward for embracing our shared responsibility will be great: a return to our treasured residential and academic community where all members can thrive.

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Health & Safety

Ensuring the health of the campus community is a responsibility we all share, and it will require a sustained commitment from all of us as we modify the way we live, learn, and work together.

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Additional Resources for Staff & Faculty

Our top priority remains promoting the health and well-being of all students, staff, and faculty, which continues to inform our decision-making and planning. It is a shared responsibility to keep our campus community safe in the months to come.

Interim University Policies

Campus Preparations