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COVID-19 update from the New River Valley Public Health Task Force

Date: 09/15/2020
Happening today: Conversation between President Tim Sands and Linsey Marr

During the conversation on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Marr will share details of her ongoing research into the airborne transmission of infectious disease.

Date: 09/15/2020
Employee leave information and reminders: Plan now for winter closure

Date: 09/14/2020
National Science Foundation funds research on the social implications of COVID-19

Three research teams at Virginia Tech were awarded RAPID grants from the the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences directorate of the National Science Foundation to spur the development of social science–oriented research related to COVID-19.

Date: 09/14/2020
The Inn at Virginia Tech develops new facilities for hosting hybrid conferences

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center is unveiling four redesigned conference rooms that leverage the same technology developed by Virginia Tech for use in its cutting-edge classrooms.

Date: 09/14/2020

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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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