The latest mandate from Gov. Ralph Northam restricting gatherings to 10 people or less reflects the seriousness with which we need to approach situations that would contribute to the spread of COVID-19.
For this reason, should the Dean of Students Office or the Blacksburg Police Department need to respond to your residence for concerns regarding noise violations or disruptive parties a referral will be made to the Student Conduct office for their follow-up.
We cannot stress enough the need to treat this public health crisis with the utmost seriousness, even if you are not experiencing health concerns related to COVID-19. There are a number of students that understand this and care deeply about how others with ongoing challenges to their physical health could be affected if exposed. We appreciate the steps you are taking.
First, just don't do it. Even if you aren't going to get sick from this, there's a decent chance that someone you know or someone you love would have a very bad reaction to it, and could die if you are reckless during this time. You can have it and not even know, and pass it to someone who very well would die from contracting it. Don't be the person who gets someone else killed.
And if that isn't a good enough reason, if you are caught throwing a party during this time, on or off campus, due to the 10 person restriction in place from the government, you'll be in deep shit with Student Council at VT. You don't want to potentially put your future at VT in the hands of a group of students who do not care about you as a person, and routinely kick people out for a variety of reasons.
Just a PSA.