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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: Checklist available for returning faculty, staff, and students

Students, faculty, and staff who have arrived or will be returning from a CDC Warning Level 2 or 3 travel notice area or other areas of risk identified by the university, whether studying abroad, teaching, conducting research, or on spring break, should complete the following Virginia Tech Emergency Management form to share self-quarantine plans with the university.

Date: 03/09/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community

Amid growing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infections across the world and the United States, it is important for us to pause for a moment and consider how our thoughts, our words, and our actions influence others in our community who are equally affected by this global health crisis.

Date: 03/06/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health, and Virginia Tech’s Schiffert Health Center, a number of important actions are in the process of being planned and implemented.

Date: 03/03/2020
Open letter to the Virginia Tech community: University suspending participation in all activities in Italy

Because of the continued growth in the number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a “Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel” for Italy earlier this afternoon. Given this development, and in accordance with Policy 1070, Virginia Tech is suspending participation in all activities in Italy immediately.

Date: 02/28/2020

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