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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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Statements

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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
A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

Like other offices on campus, the Dean of Students Office will be available to you as the semester proceeds.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from SVP and CBO Dwayne Pinkney

Efforts to reduce the on-campus population of students and employees support the overall public health goal of limiting the potential spread of the virus. The reduced on-campus population reduces the public health risk for the entire community – including those working on campus and working remotely.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

We have received many questions from employees about their options should the coronavirus spread more broadly across Virginia, especially with Friday’s announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam ordering all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks.

Date: 03/15/2020

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