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

Join us in pledging to adopt the 10 principles that will help us care for the health and well-being of each other.

Guidance on a variety of public health measures – including the requirement to wear face coverings on campus – will help prevent the spread of coronavirus, flu, and other viruses. Simple hygiene keeps us all healthy.

What’s the difference, anyway, between isolation and quarantine? Check out our definitions page to learn more about a variety of COVID-19 terms. (Here’s the short answer: Isolation is separating a person with a contagious disease from people who are not sick, while quarantine is separating and limiting the movements of people who may have been exposed.)

Self-quarantine for 14 days before joining us. Laying low is one way to care for the health and well-being of fellow Hokies before you return. Remain separate from others and restrict your movements, in case you have been exposed. You can still go out for necessities (e.g., work, groceries, doctor's appointment), but you should minimize your movement outside of your home. If you do go out, stay at least 6 feet away from others, minimize your indoor interaction with others, always wear a mask, and wash your hands often. And most importantly, do not participate in activities that put you at an increased risk of exposure to the virus.

The Schiffert Health Center's number is 540-231-6444.

This new Virginia Tech public safety app contains the Hokie Health survey (your daily health self-check) and other emergency resources.




The module is required for all students, faculty, staff, and wage employees.




Learn more about move-in, testing, health and safety, and frequently asked questions.

Read about 10 fresh-air options in the New River Valley – Even more ways to get fresh air, and some exercise. Just remember, even outdoors, it is critical to maintain physical distancing from others on trails, paths, and roadways.

Parking on the Blacksburg campus will require a valid permit or the payment of a daily fee, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., unless otherwise denoted by signage. A new evening-only permit is also available. Here is the Blacksburg Transit schedule.

Hours and accessibility have been altered as a safety precaution this year.

Whether it’s managing your health, wellness, or finances, there are plenty of options – both in-person and virtual – to assist in achieving your goals.

Changes are possible as faculty work to finalize plans and delivery modes for their fall courses. This VT News article provides further information.

Review the Student Engagement and Campus Life plan and schedule for student centers – Spaces and events will look a little different this year, but there’s still lots to experience.

Review updated procedures and offerings from Rec Sports – There are lots of options for exercise and competition while staying safe and healthy this fall.

Let’s be honest, we’re in unprecedented times dealing with an ever-evolving situation. Keeping up to date on the latest information is a most helpful practice.