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Virginia Tech COVID-19 lab ready to ramp up testing for thousands of student samples

Virginia Tech’s COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, located at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has processed more than 70,000 samples to support health districts across Virginia and the university community since its launch in April.

Date: 01/13/2021
President Tim Sands highlights resiliency and progress in midst of pandemic

During the roughly 25-minute online presentation, Sands shared insights into COVID-19-related challenges met and lessons learned, as well as gave updates on progress made despite the pandemic in terms of new partnerships, new facilities, and new progress made toward the university’s long-term goals.

Date: 01/13/2021
Demand high as COVID-19 vaccine available to more people in region

The New River Health District began administering the vaccine for people in phase 1b on Jan. 11, and its goal is to vaccinate 1,000 to 1,200 people a day.

Date: 01/13/2021
Campus operations geared up for spring semester

Prioritizing public health measures to mitigate COVID-19 community spread, operations will be guided by the principles and procedures outlined in Virginia Tech’s Spring 2021 COVID-19 Operational Plan. Read on for details around campus services and operations for the spring semester.

Date: 01/13/2021
Call for volunteers to help serve students during spring semester

Student Affairs needs your help to ensure our students have a safe and successful spring semester! Consider volunteering for one of these opportunities to serve students.

Date: 01/13/2021

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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
A message to the Virginia Tech community regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health, and Virginia Tech’s Schiffert Health Center, a number of important actions are in the process of being planned and implemented.

Date: 03/03/2020

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