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COVID-19 Student Resources

We know that things are changing on a daily basis and we are trying to keep the most up-to-date information available on this page. Below you will find the information concerning the COVID-19 updates, (but please check your emails, as well).

Note: If students are in an enclosed study area and are observing social distancing, they do not have to wear a mask. When they are in common areas, they do have to wear a mask.

Student COVID-19 News

August 8, 2020 | COVID Response Team Update

August 8, 2020 | COVID Response Team Update Dear RVU Family: As we near the end of another week, we want to express our appreciation to all of you for your part in helping to keep our community safe. It has been noted that employees and students are doing much […]

What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?

What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19? Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza virus. Because some of the symptoms […]

July 31, 2020 | COVID-19 Update

July 31, 2020 | COVID Update Dear RVU Family, Hopefully by now everyone is settling into their routine in the new academic year. We understand this is difficult to continue to work and study under these circumstances and appreciate everyone’s ongoing patience and efforts during these challenging times.  We are […]

July 24, 2020 | CRT Update

July 24, 2020 | CRT Update Dear RVU Family, We have successfully completed our first week of the new academic year – CONGRATULATIONS! While we would prefer in-person welcomes, lectures, and activities it has been great to see the unified participation happening virtually between both campuses. We thank each and […]

July 17, 2020 | COVID-19 Update

July 17, 2020 | COVID-19 Update Dear RVU Family, This week marked RVU’s first virtual new student orientation for 297 of the newest members of our RVU Family. We are excited to welcome our new student doctors as they officially start classes on Monday! Our third year COM students demonstrated […]

July 2, 2020 | Update from COVID-19 Response Team

July 2, 2020 | Update from COVID-19 Response Team Dear RVU Family, We hope that you are enjoying this unique and unforgettable summer of 2020! For those of you who missed our live Town Hall session on Tuesday, you can view the recording here. Below are some important announcements and reminders: […]

July 2, 2020 | Town Hall

July 2, 2020 | Town Hall Dear RVU Family, We hope that you are enjoying this unique and unforgettable summer of 2020! For those of you who missed our live Town Hall session on Tuesday, you can view the recording here. Also attached to this email are our responses to […]

June 26, 2020 | Update from COVID-19 Response Team

June 26, 2020 | Update from COVID-19 Response Team Dear RVU Family, We have thoughtfully transitioned to Phase Blue on Wednesday, June 24 and are carefully monitoring our status daily as we reintegrate our students and employees back on campus. When we made our decision on June 22 to move […]

June 23, 2020 | Reintegration Plan Update – Phase Blue

June 23, 2020 | Reintegration Plan Update – Phase Blue Dear RVU Family, The CRT has reviewed the national and local status of new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19 at our meeting yesterday afternoon. Based on our careful assessment, we are pleased to announce that RVU will transition […]

June 17, 2020 | Update from COVID-19 Response Team

June 17, 2020 | Update from COVID-19 Response Team Dear RVU family, It has been a very fast one week as we continue our reintegration efforts of Phase Yellow. Several of our Approved Employees have returned to work on campus, while others continue to work from home. Many of our […]