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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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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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