Positive cases, isolation, and quarantine
Isolation and quarantine
Read more about on-campus students who receive a positive test result.
If an employee believes they need to quarantine or have been directed to quarantine by VDH, the university, or a health care provider, they should notify the Case Management Team (firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-231-8733).
How long do I need to quarantine?
Virginia Tech, in most circumstances, will require a minimum time period of 10 days (return on day 11) prior to returning to a Virginia Tech facility.
Can I test out of quarantine?
If the university determines that an employee needs to return to work earlier than a 10- or 14-day quarantine period and they have not had any symptoms of COVID-19, Virginia Tech may provide the employee with a PCR test after day 5 and allow a return to work after day 7 with a negative test result. All requests for return-to-work testing for employees must come from the EHS case managers.
If an employee has a negative PCR test from before day 5 of quarantine, it will not be accepted for returning to work on campus. If an employee is recommended for this strategy, a viral PCR test will be provided through Virginia Tech to expedite returning to work to support university operations. If offered a test, the employee must accept the test in order to leave quarantine early and come back to work on campus.
What type of leave should I use while quarantining?
Employees should work with their supervisor and departmental human resources representative, or contact the Human Resources Leave Team (email@example.com) for specific guidance on leave usage during quarantine.
What if I develop symptoms during quarantine?
If symptoms develop at any time during the 14-day quarantine period, the employee should isolate themselves at home and contact the Virginia Tech Case Management Team and/or the VDH, as well as their supervisor.