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New pod network to play key role in campus life

The new enhanced pod system will allow various areas within Virginia Tech Student Affairs to expand their offerings and tailor programs to the pod setup while adhering to current guidelines from the governor. Among the benefits, this will allow recreational sports, movie nights, and even simply sitting in a lounge to operate in ways more similar to non-pandemic school years.

Date: 12/21/2020
Ideas for creating new holiday traditions and memorable moments during a pandemic

Even with social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols in place, it is still possible to create a memorable holiday season with traditions and memories that will extend beyond 2020.

Date: 12/21/2020
Voluntary COVID-19 testing available for employees early January

Date: 12/21/2020
Virginia Tech COVID-19 dashboard to reflect spring semester cases beginning January 2021

Date: 12/20/2020
Biostatistics expert: Don't let thousands of daily COVID-19 deaths become ‘new normal'

In light of a new report noting COVID-19 is once again the leading cause of death in the U.S., disease surveillance expert Ron Fricker says "we must redouble our efforts" to keep deaths from rising even higher than they are now.

Date: 12/17/2020

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Statements

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A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

Like other offices on campus, the Dean of Students Office will be available to you as the semester proceeds.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from SVP and CBO Dwayne Pinkney

Efforts to reduce the on-campus population of students and employees support the overall public health goal of limiting the potential spread of the virus. The reduced on-campus population reduces the public health risk for the entire community – including those working on campus and working remotely.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

We have received many questions from employees about their options should the coronavirus spread more broadly across Virginia, especially with Friday’s announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam ordering all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks.

Date: 03/15/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

It’s in times like these past few days that the honor of being a Hokie feels especially amplified. With uncertainty and anxiety coming from every direction, the spirit of generosity from our students and their families has been humbling.

Date: 03/13/2020
University extends spring break, moves classes online, and more in response to COVID-19

In consultation with our partners in the Virginia Department of Health, we are adopting a range of principle-based actions, effective immediately. We are confident that these actions will lower the risk to our communities.

Date: 03/11/2020

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