COVID-19 update from VCU Health

Due to the spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States and locally in the Richmond area, VCU Health is sharing two important updates.

We have changed our visitor policy for all VCU Health System hospitals and clinics. Effective immediately, all routine visitation is suspended until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat to our patients, visitors and employees. For additional details on our visitor policy and to view ongoing updates, visit this page.

Additionally, as confirmed by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is caring for its first confirmed COVID-19 patient. We are working closely with VDH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to manage the care of patients with this virus. Our top priority continues to be ensuring that our medical center remains safe for all patients, team members, and visitors, and our entire team is well-prepared to handle this evolving situation. For our full media statement, visit this page

We will share additional information about operational changes as they become available at

About VCU and VCU Health

Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 30,000 students in 233 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Twenty-two of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health brand represents the VCU health sciences academic programs, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which comprises VCU Medical Center (the only academic medical center in the region), Community Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, MCV Physicians and Virginia Premier Health Plan. For more, please visit and