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A message from Frank Shushok Jr.: Make Saturday night safe

The New River Health District shows increasing COVID-19 cases. It’s more important than ever to wear a mask, wash your hands, avoid large gatherings & to keep 6 feet between you and those around you.

Date: 08/29/2020
Pods useful in fighting the spread of COVID-19

Pods are small groups of people who make a commitment to rigorously following safety measures, including face coverings and physical distancing, outside of the pod, so they can interact with one another more closely and in a more relaxed environment within the pod.

Date: 08/28/2020
DREAMS lab designs novel respirator for health care workers fighting COVID-19

Led by mechanical engineering professor Chris Williams, the DREAMS lab has designed a novel respirator using rapid tooling and 3D printing resources from on-campus makerspaces and research labs.

Date: 08/27/2020
From President Tim Sands: Let's continue to work together

Our community has done a remarkable job so far, and now it’s up to each one of us to keep our campus open. Your role is to follow the university guidelines, honor our Community Wellness Commitment, and protect your peers and community members both on and off campus.

Date: 08/26/2020
Virginia Tech Police Department to offer range of programming this fall

The Virginia Tech Police Department is working hard to deliver its regular programming and resources safely in spite of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.

Date: 08/26/2020

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From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
A message from President Tim Sands: Implementing mandatory random prevalence testing

Mandatory random prevalence testing will allow monitoring of the status of COVID-19 on campus and in Blacksburg with a statistically significant sample of the entire undergraduate population.

Date: 09/18/2020
A letter from Frank Shushok Jr.: Remember our calling

Ut Prosim compels us to model love — in whatever shape it is most needed at any given time. Right now, we especially need the kind of courageous love that puts others first, makes hard decisions, holds others accountable, and models the brilliance of an “all-in” community.

Date: 07/21/2020
President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020

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