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Faculty and staff COVID-19 testing information and guidelines

Date: 09/01/2020
Schiffert Health Center provides guidance for students seeking COVID-19 testing

Date: 09/01/2020
Virginia Tech cancels study abroad programs for winter

Virginia Tech has canceled all study abroad programs scheduled for the 2020-21 Winter Session, a difficult decision that takes into account a variety of factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs for spring 2021 remain possible, but ongoing conditions will be monitored closely.

Date: 09/01/2020
From President Tim Sands: Virginia Tech continues to monitor new cases

We are monitoring information on a real-time basis, and our community will see that reflected in more frequent updates to the COVID-19 online dashboard.

Date: 09/01/2020
Virginia Tech, Town of Blacksburg to prohibit tailgating this fall

Virginia Tech will continue to monitor all parking lots on game day. Virginia Tech Police will inform anyone seeking to hold a tailgate that it is currently prohibited and are prepared to enforce this decision if individuals choose not to comply.

Date: 09/01/2020

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Statements

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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
COVID-19 update: A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

At present, all university locations are open. Should COVID-19 affect any future campus operations, Human Resources is exploring options to support our employees including leave, alternative work locations, and flexible schedules.

Date: 03/10/2020

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