COVID-19 Masking and Testing Guidelines
Jan. 1, 2022
In accordance with the latest guidance outlined by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, please observe the following policies and practices while working or visiting the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC:
- A well-fitted, protective mask such as a KN95 or equivalent must be worn by everyone regardless of vaccination status while in closed settings with others, including in classrooms, lobbies, labs, conference rooms, restrooms, foyers, elevators, and other confined locations, with the exception of being alone in a private, closed office or when outside.
- All Fralin Biomedical Research Institute employees, including faculty, staff and students, should obtain a COVID-19 booster within 14 days of their eligibility based on their last vaccination date and enter this updated information in the VT portal. Those who are currently eligible for their booster should enter their information in the portal before Feb. 1.
- As part of Virginia Tech’s program of ongoing surveillance, employee who has not been vaccinated must be tested weekly. Testing will be available to anyone else on a weekly basis. Should conditions change, periodic surveillance testing of vaccinated students, faculty and staff may also be implemented.
- Daily symptom screening will continue through the the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute web form, including for all visitors entering the buildings.