Important Update on COVID-19 Global Health Pandemic re: Revised Gathering Limitation for RUC

Dear RUC Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Last Friday, Governor Northam issued amended versions of Executive Order 63 and Executive Order 67. The amendments were made in response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in our region and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Due to this new information and effective today (Monday, November 16, 2020), the gathering limitation for RUC must be decreased from 50 to 25 in order to maintain compliance with the state mandate. Please note that classes and other instructional activities are exempt from this gathering limitation.

Events and meetings, as well as other non-instructional activities, are subject to the Governor’s amended order and should not include more than 25 individuals. Our requirements for masking and distancing remain in place. For any questions regarding COVID-19, including gathering limitations, please e-mail

With Highlander Pride,

Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.