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Quarantine boredom buster leads to budding small business

At the start of the pandemic, back home in Chesapeake, Virginia, Jarred Green '20 had to find a way to fill his newly found free time. He had a table saw and a passion for craftsmanship. Both became his ticket to a new business venture.

Date: 09/09/2020
University launches dashboard updates each weekday

Today’s debut of a reconfigured COVID-19 dashboard features an update of positive test results from Schiffert Health Center as well as the number of students currently in quarantine or isolation according to the Housing and Residential Life isolation and quarantine data.

Date: 09/08/2020
Hokie helps in a hot zone

Senior Cameron Buck traveled to Hidalgo County, Texas, on July 1 to begin a month of volunteering in hospital ICUs swamped with COVID-19 patients.

Date: 09/08/2020
Keeping watch on COVID-19 through surveillance testing and case management

Surveillance testing provides a way to test groups of individuals who are assumed to be healthy in order to make predictions on how an illness spreads in populations

Date: 09/07/2020
Schiffert to sponsor Labor Day testing clinic provided by ArcPoint Labs

Due to the demand for COVID-19 tests, there will be a walk-in testing clinic available for students from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Labor Day, Monday, September 7.

Date: 09/04/2020

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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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