RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – The University of Richmond reports six active COVID-19 cases among students and faculty, according to the COVID-19 dashboard made available by the school.
There have been 11 total cases since July 12 and most cases (five) were reported the week of August 8-15. The school has administered more than 1,200 COVID-19 tests.
Students started their return to the Henrico County campus on Monday, Aug. 10, with most students returning August 14-21. Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 24.
Upon returning to school, students who live on campus were required to be tested for COVID-19 before they could proceed to campus housing. Students who had a fever or other symptoms were either sent home to isolate with their families, or sent to designated isolation rooms provided by the university.
In early August, students were sent a letter warning them of severe punishment if they do not comply with the school’s COVID-19 rules. Punishments include suspension from the university and eviction from campus.
The school’s COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated weekly. According to the website, “Weekly updates allow the University to protect the privacy of student and employee information while enabling us to observe and share campus health trends.”
The dashboard was last updated on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
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- COVID-19-related restrictions in Virginia have been eased, and many residents can go about their business much like they did prior to the start of the pandemic.
- With more than half the country at least partially vaccinated, many are eager to venture forth from their homes and travel.
- The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but it will help clear the way for reopening workplaces, schools, and other venues — even removing the need for social distancing for those who are fully vaccinated.
- Costco, one of the first major retailers to require customers to wear masks in its warehouses during the pandemic, has rolled back the requirement for people who are fully vaccinated – with some exceptions.
- Walmart has announced that customers and staff who have received the COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be required to wear masks inside the store.
- Gov. Ralph Northam updated Virginia's mask mandate to align with new federal guidance, allowing fully vaccinated people to go without a mask in most settings starting Saturday but officially ruling out vaccine passports.
- Virginians are still required to wear masks and comply with Governor Northam's executive order.
- As U.S. colleges and universities hope to return to normal, they're weighing how far they’re willing to go to keep campus safe — to require or not to require students, faculty, and staff to get a COVID-19 vaccine to return to campus; that is the question.
- Henrico County Public Schools announced they will be holding walk-up COVID-19 vaccination events for students ages 12 and up this month.