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Virginia Tech employees begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine

Date: 01/14/2021
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

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
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

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