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Turkey with a side of new COVID-19-friendly traditions

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers ways to make the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday memorable for families and friends alike.

Date: 11/23/2020
Leaders commend town, university pandemic response, look ahead to spring

When students return to campus this spring, they will see small changes, including new intramural sports and more in-person activities that follow public health and science guidance, said Frank Shushok, vice president of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech.

Date: 11/20/2020
Motivating movement and creating community during COVID-19

Launched in October, the app-based fitness group, Hokie Movement Club, has already grown to more than 700 users. It features weekly challenges and prizes and allows for users to encourage each other from afar.

Date: 11/20/2020
Board of Visitors receives briefing on pandemic impact on university workforce

“The pandemic has changed the work environment for good, not just the foreseeable future,” Bryan Garey, vice president of human resources, told the Board of Visitors. “Organizations all over the world have had to figure out new ways to work and Virginia Tech has been among them."

Date: 11/19/2020
Community spread, not students, reason for rise of COVID-19 in New River Valley

“We won’t see a decline in cases with college students leaving [for the holidays] unless our community makes a change in behavior,” said Noelle Bissell, health director for the New River Health District, during a Wednesday media meeting.

Date: 11/18/2020

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A message to Blacksburg Hokies from President Tim Sands

Prior to Gov. Ralph Northam’s new executive order, President Tim Sands sent the following message to all students to reinforce social distancing practices.

Date: 03/30/2020
A March 27 message to the Virginia Tech community from President Tim Sands

I strongly encourage you to follow public health guidelines to stay at home and practice social distancing to keep our community healthy and ensure that we continue to have the capacity to care for and manage the needs of those who become ill.

Date: 03/27/2020
A message from Don Taylor: Research Resources for COVID-19

Date: 03/24/2020
A message from Vice President of Human Resources Bryan Garey

We hope to rebound quickly from this health crisis. We will assess the ongoing financial impact on the university and will keep you informed as our plans emerge.

Date: 03/24/2020
A message from the Global Education Office on study abroad support

Date: 03/24/2020

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