From Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey: Vaccination registration deadline for employees is Aug. 15
Members of the Virginia Tech community,
The start of the Fall 2021 semester is just around the corner. As Virginia Tech prepares to welcome students back to our campuses, we continue to keep a close watch on the effects of the COVID-19 Delta variant, and we continue to encourage our employees to get vaccinated.
The vaccine continues to be the most effective way to avoid serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19, including variants. If an employee needs to be vaccinated, we urge you to take advantage of two upcoming Hokie Wellness clinics on Aug. 11 and 26.
We are also requiring all employees – including full- and part-time faculty and staff and non-student wage – to record their vaccination information with Virginia Tech once they are fully vaccinated, which means you have received the one required dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or both required doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
We appreciate the 70 percent of employees that have already reported their vaccination information! Providing this information, in addition to requiring that students be vaccinated to return to campus, helps us understand how many among our university population are vaccinated.
If you have not already recorded your vaccine information, please do so by Sunday, Aug. 15. Virginia Tech has developed a secure form where employees can report their information from a computer or mobile device. All you need is a picture of your vaccination card.
To record your vaccination information, click here to go to the form. You will need your Virginia Tech username and password to log in from either a computer or mobile device. Instructions for recording your vaccination information and employee frequently asked questions are available on the Virginia Tech Ready site.
- If you have questions or concerns about the form, please contact our HR Service Center at email@example.com. They will be happy to help you and answer your questions!
- If you have technical issues with the form, please contact our IT helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students and faculty, staff and wage employees at campus sites in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and the greater Washington, D.C. metro area who are not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in mandatory testing with an initial frequency of at least once a week. The program is outlined in a presidential policy memorandum
Again, thank you to our employees who have reported their vaccination information to us. We look forward to a growing percentage in the coming days as we near the Aug. 15 reporting deadline.
Stay safe and well,
Vice President for Human Resources