COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) information
Effective April 3, all Virginia Tech locations throughout the commonwealth will transition to an essential operations level. Read for more details.
Essential operations status
Campus and offices are operational for academic/facility support services only. Sites in Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church are on restricted access and limited to faculty, staff, and graduate assistants who have been issued a key fob. The Executive Briefing Center in Arlington has suspended all meetings and events until further notice. For more info, contact: NVC-Falls Church: Kenneth Wong; VTRC-Arlington: Nick Stone; Washington Alexandria Architecture Center: Susan Piedmont-Palladino
Roanoke Area sites on the VTC Health Sciences and Technology Campus are operational.
The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute is not accepting human research participants on-site until further notice and all public events and seminars have been cancelled or postponed. Primary contact: Michael Friedlander, Ph.D.
The Virginia Tech Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health graduate program will offer virtual instruction starting on March 23, and scheduled examinations and dissertation defenses will continue via Zoom until further notice. Primary contact: Steven Poelzing, Ph.D.
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine has moved to online learning for students, and public events are canceled or will be held virtually through the end of April. Students, faculty, and staff are permitted to enter 2 Riverside Circle and 1 Riverside Circle facilities, but are advised to eliminate in-person meetings in favor of electronic/virtual communication and only have them on rare occasions with absolute necessity where guidelines for small groups, social distancing and personal hygiene are strictly followed. Primary contact: Dan Harrington, MD
The Virginia Tech Center at the Roanoke Higher Education Center is closed until further notice. The Catawba Sustainability Center is closed until further notice.
The Reynolds Homestead will be closed until further notice. The Steger Center in Switzerland is closed.
The Virginia Tech Richmond Center will be closed until further notice.
The Newport News and Virginia Beach centers are closed until further notice.
The Virginia Tech Southwest Center is closed until further notice.
When a situation arises in which the university determines that immediate action is required, a campus-wide VT Alert is issued. VT Alerts allow students, faculty, and staff who subscribe to the system to receive urgent notifications by a phone message, text message, and/or desktop alert.
In addition to the subscription methods listed above, VT Alerts are also shared via:
- This webpage
- Twitter @vtalerts
- Broadcast emails to all vt.edu accounts
- Electronic message boards in classrooms and common spaces
- The weather/emergency hotline (540-231-6668)
- Official messages during emergencies and other incidents will come from the following social media accounts:
- Virginia Tech
- VT Alerts
- Twitter: twitter.com/vtalerts
- Virginia Tech Police
- Virginia Tech Emergency Management
- Virginia Tech
In situations that occur that do not require immediate action the information may be relayed to the campus community via this webpage, email, on the Virginia Tech website, and through official Virginia Tech social media channels (see list above).
Note: As a public service, information will be sent to local media outlets as needed, such as in the case of an authorized closing or delayed opening during inclement weather; however, Virginia Tech is not responsible for inaccurate reporting of information on local media outlets.