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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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COVID-19 Update: Guidance for Virginia Tech faculty and staff

The increasing impact of COVID-19 is resulting in an unprecedented and rapidly changing situation for our campus and we understand that employees have many questions about these changes.

Date: 03/22/2020
Preston’s restaurant offering special takeout menus

Select chef-created breakfast, lunch, and dinner items can be ordered for pickup seven days a week at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

Date: 03/20/2020
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

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