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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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A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

It’s in times like these past few days that the honor of being a Hokie feels especially amplified. With uncertainty and anxiety coming from every direction, the spirit of generosity from our students and their families has been humbling.

Date: 03/13/2020
University extends spring break, moves classes online, and more in response to COVID-19

In consultation with our partners in the Virginia Department of Health, we are adopting a range of principle-based actions, effective immediately. We are confident that these actions will lower the risk to our communities.

Date: 03/11/2020
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

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