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Employee Information

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Before returning to your workspace

Be committed. Be well. poster image, with illustrations of three people wearing masks.

Maintain your pledge to adopt the 10 principles that will help us care for the health and well-being of each other.

When coming to work each day

Use the Hokie Health survey each day, available on the Hokie Ready app. For employees who do not have a smartphone, the survey can be accessed from any computer. You can also print a copy of the survey.

Remember, if you feel sick, have COVID-19 symptoms, or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, stay home! Contact your supervisor and do not come to work.

If you need protective equipment, talk to your supervisor. Review the university and public health guidelines page, which outlines face coverings and more.

Read the Daily Email and check this site regularly.

Other Instructions

Use the Ready Resources page for Employees. This page contains COVID-19 information specific to employees. 

Selected information is below, related to testing and more:

Instructional faculty

Information for instructional faculty can be found on the provost’s site under Continuity in Teaching and Learning

For additional questions, contact:
Human Resources Service Center
hrservicecenter@vt.edu, 540-231-9331
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Research Operations

In the spring semester, Virginia Tech will continue its research in a manner that recognizes the importance of safety, transitions back to an in-person student-learning experience, and continues to ramp up research programs.

  • We are operating under the university’s modified operations status.
  • Most labs can/will be opened. Undergraduate and graduate students working on sponsored research or course credit may return to established or new research projects. 
  • Student volunteer research activity in labs is not advised, due to lab space and physical distancing guidelines. 
  • Colleges and institutes may add additional requirements in their areas. 
  • Allowable research activities require the approval of deans, vice presidents, or institute directors or their designee(s). 
  • The COVID-19 Research and Continuity Guidance microsite contains various resources for researchers, including Phase Three: Reopening Guidance.