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Return to Campus Implementation Plan

The content on this page was updated on 10/14/2020.

It takes all of us working together to accomplish the many tasks that must be completed at the school and department level to enable a safe return to campus. Each of us has an important role to play as we implement these efforts. Full details of the One VCU: Responsible Together return-to-campus plan, including the health and safety protocols that underpin how we will all move forward, are available at together.vcu.edu. The information below outlines specific resources and guidance for return-to-campus coordinators (RTCCs), building managers and Human Resources (HR) professionals. These contacts should work together as necessary to ensure that their school or department is supported in its return to campus.

Roles and responsibilities

Return-to-campus coordinator
The role of the RTCCs is to understand health and safety protocols and to work collaboratively with leadership, HR professionals and building managers to ensure you have the resources you need and a specific plan for the returning employees and students in your school or department. These plans will differ depending on the size of your school or department, the location of your facility(ies), and the type of work you do. Generally, RTCCs will be responsible for ensuring facility readiness, working with building managers on supply inventory, and requesting additional supplies from VCU Facilities Management. RTCCs will order and reorder supplies as needed (refer to the supplies sections for more information).

HR professional
VCU Human Resources will guide HR professionals in each school and department to complete a staffing plan that identifies the status of each returning employee (designated, telework ineligible, telework eligible, hybrid telework and in-person work) as well as the location(s) returning employees will occupy. Your HR professional will work with you to determine which employees will return and when they will return, and will assist managers with ensuring returning employees complete required return-to-campus training.

Building manager 
In collaboration with the RTCC, building managers will implement building protocols, assist with supply inventory and distribute starter supply kits as employees return to campus. They will serve as a local point of contact in individual facilities and will work closely with the RTCC to understand and apply the appropriate safety measures. 

Building managers are also asked to identify mechanical hand dryers in restrooms in their facility(ies) and submit a work request via the Facilities Self Service (FSS) to have them turned off to prevent the spread of germs. 


There are many resources and guides available to support you and we realize that, depending on the size of your school or department, some of you may need more support than others. Please see the details about available resources below.