Vaccination, booster, and testing program for students remains in place for 2022 spring semester; employees no longer required to participate in program
From: Office of the President
Virginia Tech has begun its 2022 spring semester fully committed to the in-person experience while remaining flexible for changes and challenges our community may face. Because of a new Executive Directive from Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Virginia Tech has expired Presidential Policy Memorandum 318 and has issued two new policy memoranda to reflect changes to university policy.
To comply with the governor’s Executive Directive Number Two issued Jan. 15, To avoid differential treatment of employees in similar roles, all Virginia Tech employees will be included in this alignment and will no longer be required to be vaccinated, report their vaccination status to the university, or participate in mandatory testing.
Testing will continue to be offered to employees on a voluntary basis. Virginia Tech employees are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and to report their vaccination status to the university.
These recommendations are now in accordance with Presidential Policy Memorandum 321.
All COVID vaccination and testing policies will remain in effect for students.
As announced on Dec. 28, 2021, the university is requiring COVID-19 booster shots within 14 days of eligibility for all students. Students who are now eligible now for a booster are required to upload their updated vaccination card as soon as the booster dose is received. Students who have not yet uploaded booster certifications will be subject to random surveillance testing.
Those who are not yet eligible for boosters are required to receive the booster as soon as they are eligible and to upload their updated vaccination card as soon as the booster dose is received. Procedures remain in place for students and employees to request medical and religious exemptions. Those with approved existing exemptions do not need to request an exemption for the booster requirement. Unvaccinated students will continue to be tested weekly.
These recommendations are in accordance with Presidential Policy Memorandum 320.