COVID-19 Testing and Case Management
Regular testing and reporting are not required for faculty, staff, or cadets. If an employee is experiencing symptoms, they should stay home and work with their supervisor on returning to work. Tests are available at primary care offices and retail stores. If a test is positive, please follow CDC guidance.
Tests are available in the VMI Infirmary for cadets who are experiencing symptoms. CDC guidance will be followed for cadet isolation within barracks for cadets who test positive. There will not be contact tracing or quarantines for any close contacts. Cadets will be provided with masks, as appropriate.
Faculty will accommodate cadets who are unable to attend class due to isolation. Cadets who are instructed to isolate by the VMI Infirmary need to make arrangements with their professors for the time they are in isolation.
Vaccines for flu and COVID-19 are readily available at pharmacies across our community. These vaccines are encouraged for cadets, faculty, and staff. Cadets are provided with thorough information about the annual flu shot clinic.
The Virginia Department of Heath announced in August 2023 a statewide outbreak of the meningococcal disease. This is a rare, but serious disease that often displays flu-like symptoms, but can become severe quickly. Most current cadets received appropriate childhood vaccination with one additional meningococcal vaccine after age 16. For anyone unsure of their vaccine status, please contact your primary care provider or cadets can contact the infirmary to discuss. More information on this disease and on timing for vaccines can be found on the CDC website.
Additional information and guidance will be provided, as needed, through the academic year.
Thank you again for your understanding and patience.