VCU reports COVID-19 cases in students, workers

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Commonwealth University says it has confirmed 25 student cases and 11 employee cases of COVID-19.

University spokesman Mike Porter said in an email on Thursday that of the 25 student cases, 11 are students who live on campus and are in isolation.

VCU is offering in-person and online classes, and the university’s dorms are home to more than 4,000 students in space designed for more than more than 6,200.

Nearly 100 students protested outside Monday on the school’s decision to reopen during the pandemic, its reliance on underpaid workers rather than full-time faculty and police presence on campus.


More Coronavirus News

Looking for more information? D.C., Maryland and Virginia are each releasing more data every day. Visit their official sites here: Virginia | Maryland | D.C.

Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up