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A welcome back message from President Tim Sands

Being together will be different this year, and while some employees and students will continue to connect remotely this semester, our campus will be more active as we find creative ways to live, work, and play under current public health guidelines.

Date: 08/14/2020
Virginia Cooperative Extension helps get food from the field to the table during COVID-19

Extension agents continue the history of helping by creating innovative solutions and digital tools designed to help farmers adapt to the unique agricultural challenges created by COVID-19.

Date: 08/12/2020
Faculty prepare for fall 2020 with new tools and support

Developing a plan for fall instruction has been a challenging process complicated by the rapidly shifting dynamics of the coronavirus pandemic.

Date: 08/12/2020
Powered by artificial intelligence, CT scans could fill gaps in COVID-19 testing

Algorithms that boost the resolution of lung scans can help doctors visualize telltale signs of COVID-19, potentially offering a faster, more accurate way to test for the disease.

Date: 08/11/2020
New guidance for student groups looking to hold events this fall

Virginia Tech has created a new event evaluation process so that students will be able to safely hold in-person events this fall, as long as those events meet the university’s strict public safety and health guidelines. Virtual events should continue to be conducted when feasible.

Date: 08/11/2020

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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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