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Droplet biosensing method opens the door for faster identification of COVID-19

Virginia Tech researchers have found there’s significant room to improve the pace of coronavirus testing. A new method can detect all of the contents of a sampling droplet, and there is no extraction or other tedious procedure.

Date: 07/17/2020
Alumnus follows entrepreneurial spirit to address pandemic challenges in hospitals

For Jeffrey Morelli, it all started with a desire to help others, which grew to a passion for health care and creating innovative technology to improve the overall quality of life. Then, when a global pandemic hit, he knew this was his moment to rise to the challenge.

Date: 07/17/2020
Keeping campus safe, one mask at a time

According to Procurement Director Mary Helmick, forward thinking, meticulous planning, and strong university collaboration have all been critical ingredients in securing PPE during the COVID-19 emergency – and creating a safe environment for Hokies.

Date: 07/17/2020
Removing CDC from tracking COVID-19 outbreaks poses risk to public health, says expert

“The CDC plays a critical role in collating, analyzing, and communicating the national picture, which states cannot do on their own," said Virginia Tech expert Lisa M. Lee.

Date: 07/16/2020
Returning to campus at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors who come to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine campus in Roanoke should follow these steps to stay healthy.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_cugbxlv1

Date: 07/15/2020

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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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