Virginia Tech continues to enhance the safety, security, and public health features included within its comprehensive Hokie Ready app.

In commitment to continuous improvement and to help bolster access to critical COVID-19 information, Virginia Tech Emergency Management consolidated COVID-19 resources within the Hokie Ready app. These resources are available through a new functional orange button at the top of the app’s homescreen.

When the university is impacted by an emergency event or incident, this button will be updated with the latest up-to-date safety information, easily referenced by Virginia Tech community members.

In the case of COVID-19, the button leads to details around testing, case reporting, and additional support resources for the entire community.

Released in August 2020, the Hokie Ready app offers critical safety and emergency information for the university community. The free app is available for Android and Apple devices. The app’s many features include emergency contact lists, a platform to report crime tips, emergency-specific response guides, the Friend Walk safety feature, the Hokie Health ✔️ daily health screening tool, and much more.

Please read on to learn more about the app's new COVID-19-related offerings.

Hokie Ready app home screen with orange COVID-19 resources button at top of screen
Screenshot of the Hokie Ready app homescreen. COVID-19 resources are available by clicking the orange COVID-19 button.

COVID-19 resources examples within app

COVID-19 resource page within Hokie Ready app.
Screenshot of the COVID-19 resources landing page within the app.

COVID-19 testing information

  • Through the Hokie Ready app, university members can:

    • Schedule testing appointments at Lane Stadium through the VT Notify link (for university members without symptoms - voluntary and prevalence testing).

    • Access testing information for COVID-19 testing sites across Virginia (without symptoms).

    • Access contact information for Schiffert Health Center (symptomatic students), including a schedule for students to receive testing when symptomatic.

Screenshot of Blacksburg campus testing page
Screenshot of Blacksburg COVID-19 testing page within the Hokie Ready app.

Reporting a COVID-19 case, quarantine and isolation support

Report a COVID-19 case

Screenshot of how to report COVID-19 cases
Screenshot of COVID-19 isolation and quarantine resources within the app.

Obtain isolation and quarantine guidance and support

  • On-campus isolation and quarantine support.
  • Off-campus support (connect with Dean of Students case managers for academic and emotional support).
Screenshot of isolatioon and quarantine resources within Hokie Ready app
Screenshot of isolation and quarantine resources within the app.

COVID-19 travel guidance

Within the app, there is up-to-date COVID-19 guidance for international and domestic travel from the CDC.

screenshot within app of latest CDC travel guidance for international and domestic travel
Screenshot of CDC travel guidance within the app.

Additional COVID-19 resources

Also included in the COVID-19 landing page are links to:

In addition to the newly enhanced COVID-19 content, university members can now learn about the latest app content revisions under the app’s About/Preferences section.

Screenshot of the About/Preferences page within the Hokie Ready app
Screenshot of the About page within the app where university members can share feedback around their experience with the app.

The Hokie Ready app continues to be updated to reflect the needs of the university community. Questions and content suggestions for the Hokie Ready app may be directed to oem@vt.edu.