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Virginia Tech researchers awarded $1 million grant to study the survival of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces in the food supply chain

Virginia Tech researchers are studying how long SARS-CoV-2 survives on surfaces, focusing on its survival on food, food contact surfaces, and other points along the food supply chain.

Date: 10/19/2020
Amid pandemic, flu shot more important than ever

This year, flu season collides with the coronavirus pandemic. Cynthia Morrow of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine explains why it's critical to know the differences and similarities between the two viruses.

Date: 10/19/2020
Virginia Tech sets course for spring semester

A virtual town hall will be held on Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. to focus on issues and questions related to the spring semester.

Date: 10/19/2020
Class of 2024 medical students honored in White Coat Ceremony

While this year’s White Coat Ceremony looked different than years’ past with masks and physical distancing and without a crowd of family and friends, there was still celebration for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s class of 2024.

Date: 10/18/2020
COVID-19 repository highlights how Virginia Tech’s social scientists are responding to the pandemic

The Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Virginia Tech’s investment institute focused broadly on the social sciences, has been highlighting the research and expertise of its social scientists through its COVID-19 publication repository, which was established this spring.

Date: 10/15/2020

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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
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

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