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A key for staying germ-free

Ryan Pieper from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies has designed a more efficient and widely accessible version of the handheld tools to reduce physically touching such areas as door pulls and touchscreens. He has made his design plan available for distribution.

Date: 06/15/2020
Phase Two, modified operations for research

Date: 06/12/2020
COVID-19 response in developing countries: Virginia Tech team adapts agricultural services when farmers need them most

To address food insecurity during the pandemic, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management is improving the ways in which it disseminates crop solutions to farmers in the developing world.

Date: 06/12/2020
Feminist activism goes online to support a home for abandoned children

A sociology class in feminist activism took its fundraiser online to support Aarti for Girls in Kadapa, India.

Date: 06/12/2020
Orientation leaders prepare online experience for students and families

Virginia Tech is welcoming new Hokies and their families through an online orientation experience this summer. The university began working to implement the new format after announcing in the spring that orientation would be online in response to COVID-19.

Date: 06/11/2020

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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
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

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