The communications archived here were provided for the EVMS Community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest guidance concerning COVID-19 can be found at this link.

12-29-2020 Important Update from the EVMS Continuity of Operations Task Force

Advice to continue to follow protocols, and avoid gatherings and travel. Physician Assistant students are asked to follow required screening protocols. Vaccination information is updated.

12-22-2020 Important Updates from the EVMS Continuity of Operations Task Force

The initial shipment of vaccines has been received by Sentara and is being distributed to those clinicians in high risk settings.

12-18-2020 Reminder: Virtual Town Hall starts at noon today

Anyone from the EVMS community who would like to participate in the Virtual Town Hall is welcome.

12-14-2020 Mark your calendar: Virtual Town Hall set for Friday, Dec. 18

EVMS will hold a virtual Town Hall Friday, Dec. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Members of senior leadership will be available to respond to questions.

12-11-2020 EVMS Priorities for Vaccination for COVID-19

This is the first in a series of emails that will address the EVMS distribution plan as it evolves.

12-8-2020 Restrictions on EVMS formal and informal gatherings

Any EVMS gathering that is confirmed as having taken place may result in disciplinary action for all employees in attendance.

12-7-2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Communication and Survey

We are conducting a brief survey to determine who is interested in receiving the vaccine once it is available.

11-13-2020 Important Update: COVID-19 and the Upcoming Holiday Season

As we approach the holiday season, the Continuity of Operations Task Force has a few points for you to consider.

10-26-2020 Important Update from the Continuity of Operations Task Force

We are continuing, with very few exceptions (supporting a Red Cross blood drive, for example), to ban all social events and community engagement activities until the end of the year.

08-10-2020 Addressing Work From Home Questions and Concerns

At our Aug. 6 Virtual Town Hall meeting, we received multiple questions about returning to campus for work... I (Dr. Homan) hear your concerns and want to take a moment to address them directly.

08-04-2020 Important Date Change: Virtual Town Hall rescheduled to Thursday, Aug. 6

EVMS will hold a virtual Town Hall Thursday, Aug. 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Members of senior leadership will be available to respond to questions.

07-30-2020 Updates from the EVMS Ramping Up Task Force

EVMS Ramping Up Task Force updates: the website now has a "What should I do?" section for those ill or exposed, and research and service activities in the broader community remain suspended.

07-27-2020 COVID-19 Collaborative Research Incubator Series launches on July 28

Edward Oldfield III, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist, will provide a brief update on COVID-19.

07-10-2020 Important Message Regarding Minimizing Your COVID-19 Risks

Over the past week we have had additional reports of employee and student exposures outside campus and positive COVID-19 test results.

06-16-2020 Policy on Personal Food Delivery to EVMS

To limit the number of non-EVMS individuals in our buildings, EVMS has adopted the policy that all personal food deliveries must be directed to the security desk at the entrance of each EVMS building.

06-16-2020 Virtual Town Hall set for today

Anyone from the EVMS community who would like to participate in the Virtual Town Hall is welcome.

06-03-2020 EVMS ramp-up process continues; masking required campus-wide

The EVMS Ramp-Up Task Force has announced plans for faculty and staff to return to campus.

05-28-2020 Human Resources information regarding COVID-19

EVMS has developed two surveys to assist with risk assessment, monitoring and work restriction decisions for EVMS employees and healthcare personnel who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

05-28-2020 Noon today: EVMS-Sentara COVID-19 Update on Clinical Protocols

The M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health will host the “EVMS-Sentara COVID-19 Update on Clinical Protocols” from noon to 1:30 p.m.

05-20-2020 Reminder: Virtual Town Hall today at noon

A campus-wide Virtual Town Hall will be held today, May 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. All students, residents, faculty and staff members are invited to tune in.

05-15-2020 Safety is top priority as campus begins to reopen in stages

EVMS is beginning to ramp up its clinical, research and educational enterprises.

05-13-2020 EVMS Wellness offers twice-weekly chat sessions

To help counter the isolation presented by COVID-19, EVMS Wellness is hosting regular opportunities for EVMS staff to gather together and talk.

05-12-2020 Flyover pays tribute to Virginia’s COVID-19 heroes

The F-22 Raptor Demo Team and Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation are planning to salute frontline workers tonight.

04-30-2020 Virtual Town Hall set for noon Thursday

Richard V. Homan, MD, President and Provost of EVMS and Dean of the School of Medicine, will be joined by 11 members of the EVMS senior management team.

04-22-2020 EVMS will host COVID-19 Update at noon Thursday

EVMS is offering the Hampton Roads community an opportunity to learn the latest about the virus during “COVID-19 Update: What the Public Should Know.”

04-17-2020 Student Update: Printers now available for student use

Printers are now available for student use in Lester 107 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Masks are required. Distancing and hygiene practices are in place.

04-14-2020 Temporary housing available for full-time, salaried EVMS clinical employees caring for patients as COVID-19 frontline workers

ODU has agreed to make campus housing available to full-time, salaried EVMS clinical faculty, residents, fellows and staff who are caring for patients as COVID-19 frontline workers.

04-13-2020 COVID-19 Response - Supplies & Equipment Needed

To assist our partners on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, EVMS/EVMS Medical Group is collecting in-kind donations of supplies and equipment.

04-10-2020 Annual Training deadline extended; latest Town Hall video posted

Deadline to complete Annual Faculty and Staff Training and other required annual training courses (for select faculty/staff based on roles) extended to Friday, May 15. Town Hall video now available.

04-09-2020 Student Updates: Campus study space, printer/scanner accessibility, student events, and student volunteering

Available study space, access to printers and scanners, student club and class events, student volunteer efforts for EVMS' COVID-19 Response, important resources, and list of student affairs team

04-08-2020 Important Operational Updates in Regards to COVID-19

Brickell Medical Sciences Library will close at 5 p.m. Friday, April 10th. Student Center will close Friday, April 10th. EVMS Bookstore staff will work remotely. Compliant cloud file storage options.

04-08-2020 Employee Virtual Town Hall set for Thursday, April 9

To address employees' concerns and questions, EVMS is hosting an employee Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, April 9.

04-03-2020 Important update to EVMS COVID treatment protocol

The EVMS COVID protocol was updated this afternoon. There is a major change. COVID-19 results in a hypercoagulable state.

04-03-2020 Guidance for healthcare providers treating COVID-19 patients

EVMS Medical Group is providing guidance for healthcare providers treating COVID-19 patients. This approach to COVID-19 is based on the best (and most recent) available literature.

04-01-2020 Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief of the law.

04-01-2020 New guidance and restrictions on students working in labs

Access by PhD and Masters graduate students will be restricted in research laboratories.

03-30-2020 Clarifying impact of Governor's stay-at-home order on EVMS

With the exception of essential personnel, supervisors must require all eligible employees to work remotely.

03-27-2020 Update Following the 3/26 Virtual Town Hall

The Town Hall was the first of what will be a series of live broadcasts to provide updated information and to answer your questions.

03-26-2020 YMCAs now offering emergency child care for essential personnel

Beginning today, local YMCAs are offering emergency child care services for essential personnel, including healthcare workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

03-25-2020 How to watch the Virtual Town Hall at noon Thursday

Richard V. Homan, MD, President and Provost of EVMS and Dean of the School of Medicine, will hold a Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, March 26 to update the community on the COVID-19 pandemic response.

03-22-2020 Student COVID-19 Case

EVMS was notified that one of our Physician Assistant students has been confirmed as having COVID-19.

3-20-2020 UPDATE: COVID-19 Information for the EVMS Research Community

Research leadership is alerting you to some additional operational guidance and requirements effective immediately.

03-20-2020 Vacation and Travel during the Pandemic

For the health and safety of the EVMS community, EVMS is strongly recommending all personal travel be postponed due to COVID-19.

03-18-2020 Teleconferencing resource available through EVMS COVID-19 website

We have posted information about tools you can use to work effectively off campus.

03-17-2020 COVID-19 Information for the EVMS Research Community

EVMS is recommending that all researchers begin ramping down non-essential research activities – and that no new experiments or studies be initiated during this outbreak.

03-16-2020 Directive for Remote Work during COVID-19 Pandemic

EVMS employees who can work remotely and are approved by their supervisor should do so until further notice.

03-16-2020 IMPORTANT: Your EVMS source of information regarding COVID-19

To safeguard our systems, information and workforce, our website will be the official source for COVID-19 information.

03-16-2020 IMPORTANT INFORMATION Regarding Clinical Rotations

All MD and Health Professions students are being recalled from all clinical rotations effective immediately and until further notice.

03-15-2020 Important Update on COVID-19 Screening Procedures

To safeguard the health of our campus and our community, we have established a drive-through COVID-19 clinical screening site for our patients, faculty, residents, staff, and students.

03-13-2020 Important Information regarding COVID-19

A message from Richard V. Homan, MD, President and Provost, Dean of the School of Medicine, on steps EVMS is taking amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

03-13-2020 Urgent information regarding Telework/Remote Work and Emergency Leave

Remote work may be available under the EVMS Telework/Remote Work Policy depending on the nature of your position.

03-12-2020 Match Day 2020 Announcement

In light of today’s declaration of a state of emergency for Virginia and in keeping with our steadfast commitment to the health and wellbeing of the EVMS community, Match Day will not be held.

03-10-2020 New Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

To protect the health of our faculty, staff, residents, students and patients, EVMS is indefinitely prohibiting employee attendance at domestic and international conferences.

02-28-2020 International Travel Update

As of Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, the CDC has issued Level 3 Warning; Avoid Nonessential Travel for the following countries: China, South Korea, Italy and Iran.

02-07-2020 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Alert

EVMS and EVMS Medical Group continue to monitor updates from the CDC and Virginia Department of Health regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).