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Things to know: COVID testing guide for students

Testing, isolation, quarantining, and contact tracing are tools that many Hokies have successfully used to fight the spread of COVID-19 during the fall semester. Here are some basic tips.

Date: 10/05/2020
Provost Cyril Clarke featured in film on agricultural productivity and pandemics

In a new film tied to the annual release of the Global Agricultural Productivity Report, “Agricultural Productivity in a Time of Pandemics,” Virginia Tech Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke discusses the linkages between human, animal, and environmental health — a concept known as One Health.

Date: 10/02/2020
Working to crush COVID in the New River Valley

Embracing the name “COVID Crushers,” Virginia Tech students run a booth at the intersection of College Avenue and Draper Road in Blacksburg from 6 to 9 p.m each Friday. They give out personal protective equipment and hand sanitizers, while also modeling appropriate safety gear and providing a COVID-19-related trivia contest and prizes.

Date: 10/02/2020
Cleaning protocols for classroom/lab and academic spaces

Date: 10/01/2020
A message from President Tim Sands: High-contact testing program

The next phase of our testing plan is focused on the health and safety of individuals in high-contact situations. These employees and students, due to the nature of their jobs or academic responsibilities, have a higher level of interaction with the public or each other and may at times be unable to maintain the recommended physical distancing.

Date: 09/30/2020

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A message to faculty from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke: Online instruction and essential operations

Virginia Tech faculty and departments continue to convert courses to online delivery and support essential campus operations.

Date: 03/31/2020
A message from Dean Karen P. DePauw regarding graduate research

Date: 03/31/2020
A message from Dean Karen P. DePauw regarding graduate student employment

Date: 03/31/2020
Virginia Tech moves to essential operations status

This transition will further scale back on-campus operations in response to the COVID-19 emergency. For most students and employees, the transition to essential operations will require only minor adjustments from the current status of operations.

Date: 03/31/2020
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issues stay at home order due to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

The order directs all Virginians to stay home except in extremely limited circumstances.

Date: 03/30/2020

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