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Voluntary COVID-19 testing available for employees Nov. 23

COVID-19 travel guidelines and tips for the holidays

Editor's note, Nov. 17, 2020: Please note that all voluntary employee testing appointments on Nov. 19 and Nov. 23, 2020 have been booked. Additional voluntary employee testing will be offered in December and January. Dates and registration links will be published soon in the Virginia Tech Daily email.


From: Human Resources

In advance of the upcoming Thanksgiving break, Virginia Tech is offering voluntary COVID-19 testing for faculty, staff, and wage employees.

Voluntary testing will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19 at Lane Stadium and Monday, Nov. 23 at Schiffert Health Center. 

Employees should receive their results in 48 to 72 hours of being tested.

If you are a high-contact employee who is regularly tested because of your job with the university and you sign up for voluntary testing, please note “surveillance” in the comment field when you register.

Additional voluntary employee testing will be offered in December and January. Additional dates and registration links will be published soon. See below for other commonly asked questions.

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

During the holidays, employees are reminded to be Hokie Ready! Follow these COVID-19 travel guidelines and tips from Virginia Tech Emergency Management. Remember to check the Virginia Tech Ready page for the latest COVID-19 information from the university. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

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

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

Employees who register for testing on Nov. 19 will go to Lane Stadium Gate 1. Reserved parking is available in the Stadium Lot where employees may park without a permit.

Employees who register for testing on Nov. 23 will go to Schiffert Health Clinic. Employees should 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 healthcare provider or an urgent care clinic for additional instructions. Read this campus notice for more information.