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COVID-19: Research Continuity Guidance

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Photo credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation has partnered with university leadership and teams across campus to provide guidance, information, and resources about the impacts of COVID-19 on research projects and laboratory and research spaces in order for faculty, staff, and student to safely conduct research.

In alignment with Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 72Executive Order 79, and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on masks, fully vaccinated Virginia Tech students and employees do not have to wear masks in most indoor settings, including labs. 

See campus notice from May 27, 2021 for more information.

Please refer back to this webpage for updates to research operations in addition to the official Virginia Tech webpage that provides additional updates and resources.

Updates

Updated June 17, 2021

 

Virginia Tech's Office for Research and Innovation was awarded a 2020 Gold Summit Award by the Public Relations Society of America on Jan. 7, 2021, for this microsite.