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A message from President Tim Sands: Implementing mandatory random prevalence testing

Mandatory random prevalence testing will allow monitoring of the status of COVID-19 on campus and in Blacksburg with a statistically significant sample of the entire undergraduate population.

Date: 09/18/2020
The pandemic and that Hokie spirit

Members of the Department of Sociology are studying how virtual events and physical distancing affect the legendary community Virginia Tech has cultivated.

Date: 09/18/2020
Sketching up some solace

Since August, Steven White's "Doodles," have given the Virginia Tech community a light-hearted look at campus life through the artist’s eyes.

Date: 09/17/2020
Birx praises Virginia Tech for developing testing site, opening campuses amid pandemic

Since June, Deborah Birx has visited universities in numerous states to learn about each institution’s approach to COVID-19. The universities that are most successful in managing COVID-19 worked hard during the summer to develop a plan for the fall semester, she said.

Date: 09/16/2020
Linsey Marr shares airborne virus knowledge, COVID-19 tips during virtual conversation

Marr, an expert in the airborne transmission of infectious disease, spoke with Virginia Tech President Tim Sands on what has been learned about the virus and ways to limit its spread.

Date: 09/15/2020

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Dining Services hours and operations in response to COVID-19

Date: 03/18/2020
From President Tim Sands: An update on university response to the COVID-19 virus

Hokie Nation knows the value of assembling in large numbers to support our community. While the power of convening is extraordinary, today we can embrace our fellow Hokies and the members of our communities by respecting social distancing. This is a selfless act.

Date: 03/17/2020
A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

Like other offices on campus, the Dean of Students Office will be available to you as the semester proceeds.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from SVP and CBO Dwayne Pinkney

Efforts to reduce the on-campus population of students and employees support the overall public health goal of limiting the potential spread of the virus. The reduced on-campus population reduces the public health risk for the entire community – including those working on campus and working remotely.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

We have received many questions from employees about their options should the coronavirus spread more broadly across Virginia, especially with Friday’s announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam ordering all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks.

Date: 03/15/2020

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