Solving challenges together

Maintaining the infrastructure

Telecommuting has become the norm for millions of people around the globe in the wake of COVID-19, but many must continue to work on-site. Doctors, nurses, grocery store staff, police officers, postal workers and others have continued to work outside of their homes to keep the basic infrastructures of society in place.

VCU has its own essential employees. Since late March, in addition to most VCU Health employees, more than 1,000 others showed up daily or weekly to keep the campus and health care clinics going until the rest of the VCU community could return. These essential employees represented a wide range of fields, from tech support to residence hall directors to librarians.