Virginia Tech Athletics will institute vaccination policy for indoor events starting Jan. 15

New River Valley News

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Starting on Saturday, Jan. 15, Virginia Tech Athletics will institute a policy requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, proof of vaccine medical exemption or a negative COVID-19 test at indoor events.

The new policy has been developed in conjunction with Virginia Tech campus officials and Virginia Tech’s COVID-19 task force as well as guidance from health professionals and the CDC.

This polity has been implemented with the health and well-being of Virginia Tech’s student-athletes, staff, community and guests being the top priority.

All guests and working personnel age 12 and older will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, proof of medical exemption or a negative PCR or rapid test taken within 72 hours of the event.

Face maks continue to be required and must be worn during all indoor home athletic events.

Upon entry to an indoor venue, ONE of the following will be required:

  • An official, government issued vaccination card listing the guest’s name and dates the last dose was administered
  • A photo or digital version of an official government issued vaccination card listing the guest’s name and dates the last dose was administered
  • A printed or digital negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of the event that includes the guest’s name and date the last test was taken
  • For guests with vaccine medical exemptions, proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid test taken within 72 hours of the event that includes the guest’s name and date the last test was taken
  • For Virginia Tech students, a valid Hokie Passport

Those who cannot provide vaccination proof, medical exemption proof or a negative COVID-19 test according to the conditions above will not be permitted to enter an indoor athletic event at Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech officials say this change will remain active until further notice.

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