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Voluntary COVID-19 testing available for employees early January

From: Human Resources

Voluntary COVID-19 testing for faculty, staff and wage employees will be offered after winter break from Tuesday, Jan. 5 – Friday, Jan. 8 and Monday, Jan. 11 - Friday, Jan. 15. Employees must register for testing in advance using the following link: VTNotify – COVID-19 test scheduling.

VTNotify is a new testing system for both students and employees that uses 2-factor authentication. The site shows the user their most recent negative COVID-19 test and allows the user to schedule a test. The system shows test appointments two weeks in advance so if the test date you want to schedule is not available yet, check back two weeks prior to that date. The deadline to schedule is 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the test date.

January testing will take place at Lane Stadium, Gate 1. Employees should receive their results in 48 to 72 business hours of being tested.

See below for commonly asked questions. If you have additional questions about voluntary employee testing, contact employeetesting@vt.edu or call the HR Service Center at 540-231-9331.

As a reminder, employees who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should notify your supervisor, stay home from work, and contact your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic for further instructions on how to get a COVID-19 test. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Jocelyn Hotter by email at jihotter@vt.edu or by phone at 540-231-3368.

You can use VTNotify to cancel or reschedule your appointment. If you need help doing so please contact Jocelyn Hotter by email at jihotter@vt.edu or by phone at 540-231-3368.

No, if you have a fever or COVID-19 symptoms or believe you have been in close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) regardless of whether the person was wearing a mask or not, you should not sign up for a voluntary employee test. Instead, contact your health care provider or an urgent care clinic for additional instructions. Read this campus notice for more information.

Employees who register for testing at Lane Stadium will go to Gate 1. Reserved parking is available in the Stadium Lot where employees may park without a permit.

Employees who register for testing at Schiffert Health Center will enter the clinic through the main entrance in McComas Hall on Washington Street. Parking is available in the Coliseum Lot without a permit in the spaces closest to Schiffert Health Center.

Refer to the map on the Virginia Tech Parking site.

Nasal swab tests are being used for voluntary employee testing. The type of swab being used is a mid-turbinate swab. 

Contact your health care provider or an urgent care clinic for additional instructions. Read this campus notice for more information.

Yes, VTNotify is a new system for students and employees to schedule COVID-19 tests. This system uses 2-factor authentication and, in addition to allowing the user to schedule a test, shows the user their most recent negative COVID-19 test. The system shows test appointments two weeks in advance so if the test date you want to schedule is not available yet, check back two weeks prior to that date. The deadline to schedule is 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the test date.

No, this voluntary testing employee program is for current employees of Virginia Tech.