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For the Labor Day weekend, find safe activities in and around Blacksburg

I know it can be hard, but we must again put others first, make hard decisions, hold ourselves accountable, and model our uncompromising commitment to public health and to each other.

Date: 09/03/2020
Town hall: University and community prepared to manage increased cases

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, Blacksburg Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith, and New River Valley Health District Director Noelle Bissell discussed a variety of topics — from management of COVID-19 cases in the community to the decision to ban tailgating this fall.

Date: 09/03/2020
Virginia Tech researchers begin testing campus wastewater for COVID-19

The advance will allow the university to monitor clusters of campus buildings on a daily basis, testing for the presence of the virus in fecal matter. If the testing shows positive results, the university can then conduct targeted testing among individuals to zero in on possible infections.

Date: 09/03/2020
Northern Virginia campuses reconfigure spaces, class design for a safe semester

At Virginia Tech’s three campuses in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area, leaders have had to adapt to the pandemic with different challenges than the main Blacksburg campus.

Date: 09/03/2020
Custom face shields aim to block droplets, tackle COVID-19 for football players

Engineers, athletic staff, and football players had two months to design a face shield that could reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus on the football field.

Date: 09/02/2020

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Statements

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A message from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke

In this message, Provost Clarke encourages faculty to become familiar with strategies to continue teaching through disruptions and to plan for the possibility that students and faculty may not be able to meet for course sessions in person.

Date: 03/10/2020
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute postpones public events in March

Date: 03/09/2020
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

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