New COVID-19 updated travel information and resources for the Virginia Tech community

Editor’s Note - March 24, 2020

The Virginia Tech Post-Travel Registration Form should be completed by all those who have traveled within the last 14 days.

The New River Health District online assessment and Schiffert Health Center and Hokie Wellness resources are for anyone with COVID-19 questions whether having traveled or not.

From: Hokie Wellness, Virginia Tech Emergency Management, Schiffert Health Center

All University community members who have traveled within the last 14 days domestically, internationally or from Northern Virginia, Eastern Virginia, or other identified COVID-19 hotspot areas in the Commonwealth of Virginia need to complete a phone or online health screening. A hotspot is defined as any geographic area or location that has had either a concentrated outbreak or a high risk of transmission.

  • Students who are returning or have returned to Blacksburg should contact the Schiffert Health Center at 540-231-6444 for a phone-health assessment.
  • Employees and other Virginia Tech community members should visit the New River Health District COVID-19 website.

Upon completion of the travel-related health screening, please complete the VT Post-Travel Registration Form. Again, the health screening and travel form are for those who have traveled within the last 14 days domestically, internationally, or from Northern Virginia, Eastern Virginia, or other identified COVID-19 Hotspot areas in the Commonwealth of Virginia. While currently screening and reporting requirements do not include commuting from out-of-state daily for work, employees are encouraged to check the university COVID-19 page regularly for updates regarding travel and other health related information.

Any community members who have questions about COVID-19 and their health are encouraged to access the following resources.

Employees

  1. New River Health District COVID-19 website: Employees should visit the New River Health District COVID-19 website for answers to COVID-19 questions and to complete the online survey to assess their risk. For additional questions or for assistance in completing the survey, call the New River Health District COVID-19 hotline at 540-267-8240. The hotline is staffed Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  2. Hokie Wellness COVID-19 resource: Employees may contact the Hokie Wellness team at 540-231-4600 with health concerns and other questions relating to COVID-19. The Hokie Wellness team will guide you through these questions and direct you to available resources. The number is staffed Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. All employees who have traveled within the last 14 days should also complete the VT Post-Travel Registration Form.

Students

  1. Schiffert Health Center: Students who are returning or have returned to Blacksburg should contact Schiffert Health Center at health@vt.edu or 540-231-6444 for answers to COVID-19 questions and concerns. The Schiffert team will conduct a phone-health assessment, provide health-related guidance, and recommend any additional actions. All students who have traveled within the last 14 days should also complete a VT Post-Travel Registration Form.
  2. Hokie Wellness COVID-19 resource: Students can also contact the Hokie Wellness team at 540-231-4600 with other questions relating to COVID-19. The Hokie Wellness team will guide you through these questions and direct you to available resources. The number is staffed Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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