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Virginia Tech cracks down on random COVID-19 testing

A university spokesperson says the response aims to keep cases down amongst students, faculty and staff.

Virginia Tech cracks down on random testing
Virginia Tech cracks down on random testing

BLACKSBURG, Va – Virginia Tech is becoming stricter in the random COVID-19 testing of its students.

Students who have not been signing up for random testing are subject to being suspended by student conduct and may lose the ability to register and attend classes.

A university spokesperson says the response aims to keep cases down among students, faculty and staff.

“As we put out the call to students and to employees, it’s so important that they respond so we can get a meaningful and accurate representation of our health,” University Spokesperson Mark Owczarski said.

Students living on campus next semester will be required to be tested once they return to campus.


About the Author:

Annie Schroeder joined the 10 News team as a reporter in June 2020 and is no stranger to Southwest Virginia.