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To all employees: Do your part to limit the spread of COVID-19

A message from Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer Dwayne Pinkney and Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke to all faculty, staff, and wage employees.

Date: 08/25/2020
COVID-19 impacts among topics covered during Board of Visitors meeting

Among the actions taken, the board approved a resolution to demolish Femoyer Hall, a 35,500-gross-square-foot facility constructed in 1949. In addition, board members toured the new Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC research facility in Roanoke, the Virginia Tech School of Medicine, and new dairy facilities at Kentland Farm.

Date: 08/25/2020
Dashboard designed to convey snapshot of campus health

In the two weeks from Aug. 9 to Aug. 23, a total of 9,041 students and employees were tested by Schiffert Health Center, and a total of 21 people tested positive for COVID-19.

Date: 08/24/2020
Virginia Tech historians uncover the facts about masks

How did Americans’ use of masks during the 1918 flu pandemic compare to today? A team of Virginia Tech researchers dove into the archives and found remarkable parallels.

Date: 08/24/2020
Universities join forces to develop materials for the fight against COVID-19

Researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia are collaborating to explore whether the tendency of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bind to carbohydrate-based polymers, such as heparin, can be used to develop virus-trapping gels and surfaces.

Date: 08/24/2020

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A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

It’s in times like these past few days that the honor of being a Hokie feels especially amplified. With uncertainty and anxiety coming from every direction, the spirit of generosity from our students and their families has been humbling.

Date: 03/13/2020
University extends spring break, moves classes online, and more in response to COVID-19

In consultation with our partners in the Virginia Department of Health, we are adopting a range of principle-based actions, effective immediately. We are confident that these actions will lower the risk to our communities.

Date: 03/11/2020
COVID-19 update: A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

At present, all university locations are open. Should COVID-19 affect any future campus operations, Human Resources is exploring options to support our employees including leave, alternative work locations, and flexible schedules.

Date: 03/10/2020
A message from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke

In this message, Provost Clarke encourages faculty to become familiar with strategies to continue teaching through disruptions and to plan for the possibility that students and faculty may not be able to meet for course sessions in person.

Date: 03/10/2020
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute postpones public events in March

Date: 03/09/2020

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