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President Tim Sands updates community on testing and reopening

Although it is too early to draw firm conclusions, the evidence suggests that aggressive and rapid testing, effective contact tracing, and sufficient capacity for quarantine and isolation are effective and essential.

Date: 08/18/2020
Learning from frontline university operations employees during COVID-19

Virginia Tech essential employees’ exceptional stories of service and commitment offer valuable insights into the problem-solving, empathy, and hard work required to maintain critical operations during dynamic times.

Date: 08/17/2020
Vice President of Human Resources Bryan Garey answers commonly asked questions

Recently, VT News met with Garey to get answers to commonly asked questions that we have received about fall semester from employees, including faculty, staff, and wage.

Date: 08/17/2020
Human Resources to host Zoom sessions for employees

Date: 08/14/2020
How Virginia Tech is activating outdoor student spaces

In anticipation of the fall semester, Virginia Tech has upgraded half a dozen outdoor areas to improve their function as study and gathering areas.

Date: 08/14/2020

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A message from President Tim Sands: Implementing mandatory random prevalence testing

Mandatory random prevalence testing will allow monitoring of the status of COVID-19 on campus and in Blacksburg with a statistically significant sample of the entire undergraduate population.

Date: 09/18/2020
A letter from Frank Shushok Jr.: Remember our calling

Ut Prosim compels us to model love — in whatever shape it is most needed at any given time. Right now, we especially need the kind of courageous love that puts others first, makes hard decisions, holds others accountable, and models the brilliance of an “all-in” community.

Date: 07/21/2020
President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020

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