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Mathematics' Lauren Childs models the role of testing for COVID-19 outbreaks

Childs had followed reports released by government health agencies around the world, and realized that communities would need much more information about who was being tested, who was not, and how many of the untested could be carriers of the virus.

Date: 07/27/2020
A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

The start of Virginia Tech’s fall 2020 semester is just around the corner. Today, I am specifically addressing our university’s valuable employees and asking for your help.

Date: 07/27/2020
Pandemic forces Virginia Tech’s Autism Clinic to go online, opening new ways to help more families than ever

In the face of novel coronavirus pandemic, the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic — headed by Angela Scarpa, a professor in the Department of Psychology — moved all in-person consultations, therapy, and diagnostic assessments to a secure, online format.

Date: 07/27/2020
Resiliency, entrepreneurial spirit will see agriculture industry through changing economy

The agriculture industry is changing because of COVID-19, and David Kohl, professor emeritus, provides insight on what to expect in the industry over the next few years.

Date: 07/24/2020
New River Valley task force launches Community Wellness Commitment

In partnership with a range of local health, public safety, education, and government agencies, Virginia Tech collaborated to develop the Wellness Commitment as the fall semester approaches for universities and K-12 school systems.

Date: 07/24/2020

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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
A letter from Frank Shushok Jr.: Remember our calling

Ut Prosim compels us to model love — in whatever shape it is most needed at any given time. Right now, we especially need the kind of courageous love that puts others first, makes hard decisions, holds others accountable, and models the brilliance of an “all-in” community.

Date: 07/21/2020
President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020

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