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COVID-19 testing program outlined for fall semester

The university is committed to the health and well-being of its community members and reducing the spread of COVID-19, while pursuing the goal of an in-person fall semester that offers the fullest possible educational experience.

Date: 08/02/2021
In region, severe COVID-19 cases highest among the unvaccinated

People who are vaccinated remain the most protected from contracting COVID-19 or from becoming seriously ill with it, according to the New River Health District and the Virginia Department of Health.

Date: 08/02/2021
Updates to Global Travel Policy reflect lessons learned from pandemic response

Date: 07/28/2021
A commitment to campus life

Motivated by a call to serve, employees in Blacksburg were dedicated to keeping campus life as normal as possible during the 2020-21 academic year.

Date: 07/27/2021
As Delta variant circulates, Bissell urges people to disregard vaccine misinformation

About 42 percent of the district is fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Once people are vaccinated, it is extremely rare to be infected with the coronavirus. If someone who is vaccinated gets the virus, symptoms are mild, said Noelle Bissell, health director of the New River Health District.

Date: 07/26/2021

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COVID-19 update: A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

At present, all university locations are open. Should COVID-19 affect any future campus operations, Human Resources is exploring options to support our employees including leave, alternative work locations, and flexible schedules.

Date: 03/10/2020
A message from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke

In this message, Provost Clarke encourages faculty to become familiar with strategies to continue teaching through disruptions and to plan for the possibility that students and faculty may not be able to meet for course sessions in person.

Date: 03/10/2020
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute postpones public events in March

Date: 03/09/2020
COVID-19 update: Checklist available for returning faculty, staff, and students

Students, faculty, and staff who have arrived or will be returning from a CDC Warning Level 2 or 3 travel notice area or other areas of risk identified by the university, whether studying abroad, teaching, conducting research, or on spring break, should complete the following Virginia Tech Emergency Management form to share self-quarantine plans with the university.

Date: 03/09/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community

Amid growing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infections across the world and the United States, it is important for us to pause for a moment and consider how our thoughts, our words, and our actions influence others in our community who are equally affected by this global health crisis.

Date: 03/06/2020

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