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Virginia Tech’s plan for the fall 2020 semester

Our redesigned website outlines the university’s preparations for the fall semester and beyond as we enact our principles-based approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Wellness Commitment

Updated Aug 6

Be committed. Be well.


  • Pledge to care for the health and well-being of others
  • 10 tenets that guide our return for the fall semester


Hokie Ready App


  • Hokie Health survey for daily health self-check
  • Emergency alerts and resources
  • Available for Apple and Android devices



Updated Aug 6

New Hokie Ready app


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Survivor contestant and VT alumnus with a COVID-19 message for Hokies.

Senior Andrew Luo discusses advice on how to reduce the spread.

Student Mojdeh Nourbakhsh on taking precautions.


Updated Aug 6

Isolation and quarantine

What’s the difference 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.) 

See the student checklist for more on self-quarantining for returning to the area, along with other tips. 


Communications Resources

This page will feature helpful resouces related to communicating about COVID-19. You will find shareable content, material that can be printed on demand, and other resources to help communicate as we approach the fall semester. 

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