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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

In effort to keep the research community informed about the impacts of COVID-19 on research projects and laboratory and research spaces, 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 in order for faculty, staff, and student to safely conduct research.

Virginia Tech is currently in modified operations mode, which includes a hybrid of in-class and remote instruction and on-campus experiences for the fall 2020 semester.

Please refer back to this webpage frequently as it relates to our research operations in addition to the official Virginia Tech webpage that provides additional updates and resources.

Recent Updates

Updated Oct. 28, 2020

  • Phase Three: Reopening Guidance has been updated to include Research Operations Post-Thanksgiving information and a statement about mask removal in research spaces. 

Updated Oct. 27, 2020