The following webpage contains COVID-19 guidance developed for students, faculty, staff, residents and fellows at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). This guidance was periodically reviewed and updated between March 2020 and June 2024.

Last Updated: 01-07-2022

Managers should observe the Communicable Disease Policy linked below. Compensated faculty and staff should review the following workplace policies and guidance. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 757.446.6043.

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been in close proximity with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19, review what steps you need to take in the What Should I Do? section.

Supervisors need to follow instructions posted on the What Should I Do? section if they are notified of an employee who thinks that they have COVID-19 symptoms or thinks that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Please see links below to applicable EVMS policies. (Note: You must be logged in to before you can access each of the documents below. Log in to myPortal here and then paste the url's linked below to download the policies.) 

COVID-19 Surveys for EVMS Employees

03-31-2020 4:00 p.m.

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. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 either in a healthcare setting or through travel-related activities or community transmission, please visit the COVID-19 Surveys page on the EVMS portal to complete the applicable survey. (Note: You must be logged in to to access the surveys.)

Health and Wellbeing

Last Updated: 08-04-2020 10:50 a.m.

  • The Employee Assistance Program can provide counseling and other resources to help employees deal with mental health issues and a wide range of other employee issues.
  • Many people are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of COVID-19. Remember that EVMS health plans offer comprehensive coverage for both physical and mental health care. EVMS also encourages self-care during these stressful times. Remember that sleep and exercise promote immune system capacity.
  • Find more resources on the Wellness section of the COVID-19 website.