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From President Tim Sands: Masks still required for Blacksburg, Roanoke campuses

On Feb. 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines at the county level for mitigating the impact of COVID-19, including recommendations for mask usage.

Date: 03/04/2022
Team of researchers led by Virginia Tech seeks to mitigate flu and other respiratory viruses for children in indoor environments

Linsey Marr is leading a team of researchers that hopes to understand how behavioral and environmental factors affect transmission rates of the flu in order to identify the most effective interventions.

Date: 03/03/2022
Approaching the two-year mark of COVID-19, Virginia Tech continues to rely on data, science to make critical decisions

Virginia Tech will continue to follow the science and data to addresses current and future COVID-19-related decisions, such as whether or not to require mask in indoor public spaces.

Date: 02/24/2022
From President Tim Sands: Mask requirements may be lifted in the coming weeks

As COVID-19 recedes, we continue to follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and track the following data to inform our decision on lifting mask requirements.

Date: 02/14/2022
Student's art exhibit uses data to help illustrate racial health disparities

Senior Mariam Hasan has created a new data-driven art exhibition at the Armory that takes the audience on a journey through the racial inequalities that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the social conditions which have caused them.

Date: 02/14/2022

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A message from Dean of University Libraries Tyler Walters

Classes are online and so is the University Libraries. University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters explained many library resources and expertise have already been online, even before we imagined that our lives would change, and our work would become mostly virtual.

Date: 03/20/2020
May commencement ceremonies to move online; senior celebration in Lane Stadium planned for September

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands acknowledged the mixed emotions he has heard from graduating seniors as the spring semester has been upended — but knowing that graduates and families needed time to plan for commencement activities, and knowing the fluidity of the ongoing pandemic and the responsive measures that the nation is taking, Sands and other university leaders set in motion a plan for a truly memorable celebration in September.

Date: 03/19/2020
Social distancing: Off-campus gatherings prohibited and enforced

Date: 03/18/2020
Dining Services hours and operations in response to COVID-19

Date: 03/18/2020
From President Tim Sands: An update on university response to the COVID-19 virus

Hokie Nation knows the value of assembling in large numbers to support our community. While the power of convening is extraordinary, today we can embrace our fellow Hokies and the members of our communities by respecting social distancing. This is a selfless act.

Date: 03/17/2020

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