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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 of University Libraries Tyler Walters

Classes are online and so is the University Libraries. University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters explained many library resources and expertise have already been online, even before we imagined that our lives would change, and our work would become mostly virtual.

Date: 03/20/2020
May commencement ceremonies to move online; senior celebration in Lane Stadium planned for September

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands acknowledged the mixed emotions he has heard from graduating seniors as the spring semester has been upended — but knowing that graduates and families needed time to plan for commencement activities, and knowing the fluidity of the ongoing pandemic and the responsive measures that the nation is taking, Sands and other university leaders set in motion a plan for a truly memorable celebration in September.

Date: 03/19/2020
Social distancing: Off-campus gatherings prohibited and enforced

Date: 03/18/2020
Dining Services hours and operations in response to COVID-19

Date: 03/18/2020
From President Tim Sands: An update on university response to the COVID-19 virus

Hokie Nation knows the value of assembling in large numbers to support our community. While the power of convening is extraordinary, today we can embrace our fellow Hokies and the members of our communities by respecting social distancing. This is a selfless act.

Date: 03/17/2020

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