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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
University creates new guidance for fall events

The new guidance for fall semester allows for some in-person events on campus or in Virginia Tech space. Virtual events should continue to be conducted when feasible.

Date: 08/11/2020
Students return to work in laboratories, research spaces for fall semester

Undergraduate and graduate students returning to Virginia Tech for the fall semester on sponsored research or course credit may return to established or new research projects.

Date: 08/11/2020
Virtual consultations for researchers will continue

The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance will continue virtual consultations for researchers on all campuses with subject matter experts from the Institutional Biosafety Committee Program, Human Research Protection Program, Animal Care and Use Program, Research Conflict of Interest Program, Research Integrity and Consultation Program, and Privacy and Research Data Protection Program.

Date: 08/11/2020
Finding the balance between work and home

Virginia Tech provides options during COVID-19 to address childcare concerns while the university continues to advocate for more regional childcare resources.

Date: 08/10/2020

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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
A message to the Virginia Tech community regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health, and Virginia Tech’s Schiffert Health Center, a number of important actions are in the process of being planned and implemented.

Date: 03/03/2020
Open letter to the Virginia Tech community: University suspending participation in all activities in Italy

Because of the continued growth in the number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a “Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel” for Italy earlier this afternoon. Given this development, and in accordance with Policy 1070, Virginia Tech is suspending participation in all activities in Italy immediately.

Date: 02/28/2020

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