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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
TECH Together Campaign wants students to create innovative campus solutions

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund has initiated a campus-wide competition open to Virginia Tech students, seeking proposals for creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for a safe reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.

Date: 07/14/2020
In one hour, professor's surface coating inactivates virus that causes COVID-19

Fear runs rampant nowadays when it comes to touching common surfaces because of the rapid spread of the coronavirus. William Ducker, a Virginia Tech professor, has found a solution.

Date: 07/14/2020
Geosciences’ Marc Michel switches from nanoparticles to 3D printing nasal swabs

Michel, an associate professor of geosciences, diverged from his normal path to lead a project involving numerous Virginia Tech faculty, alumni, and specialists from Carilion Clinic to use 3D printing to create nasopharyngeal swabs during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Date: 07/14/2020

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Virginia Tech moves to essential operations status

This transition will further scale back on-campus operations in response to the COVID-19 emergency. For most students and employees, the transition to essential operations will require only minor adjustments from the current status of operations.

Date: 03/31/2020
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issues stay at home order due to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

The order directs all Virginians to stay home except in extremely limited circumstances.

Date: 03/30/2020
A message to Blacksburg Hokies from President Tim Sands

Prior to Gov. Ralph Northam’s new executive order, President Tim Sands sent the following message to all students to reinforce social distancing practices.

Date: 03/30/2020
A March 27 message to the Virginia Tech community from President Tim Sands

I strongly encourage you to follow public health guidelines to stay at home and practice social distancing to keep our community healthy and ensure that we continue to have the capacity to care for and manage the needs of those who become ill.

Date: 03/27/2020
A message from Don Taylor: Research Resources for COVID-19

Date: 03/24/2020

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