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For the Labor Day weekend, find safe activities in and around Blacksburg

I know it can be hard, but we must again put others first, make hard decisions, hold ourselves accountable, and model our uncompromising commitment to public health and to each other.

Date: 09/03/2020
Town hall: University and community prepared to manage increased cases

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, Blacksburg Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith, and New River Valley Health District Director Noelle Bissell discussed a variety of topics — from management of COVID-19 cases in the community to the decision to ban tailgating this fall.

Date: 09/03/2020
Virginia Tech researchers begin testing campus wastewater for COVID-19

The advance will allow the university to monitor clusters of campus buildings on a daily basis, testing for the presence of the virus in fecal matter. If the testing shows positive results, the university can then conduct targeted testing among individuals to zero in on possible infections.

Date: 09/03/2020
Northern Virginia campuses reconfigure spaces, class design for a safe semester

At Virginia Tech’s three campuses in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area, leaders have had to adapt to the pandemic with different challenges than the main Blacksburg campus.

Date: 09/03/2020
Custom face shields aim to block droplets, tackle COVID-19 for football players

Engineers, athletic staff, and football players had two months to design a face shield that could reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus on the football field.

Date: 09/02/2020

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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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