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Study shows cloth face coverings help protect both wearers and those nearby

A newly released Virginia Tech study examining the efficacy of common face coverings may help a concerned public breathe a sigh of relief.

Date: 11/23/2020
Turkey with a side of new COVID-19-friendly traditions

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers ways to make the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday memorable for families and friends alike.

Date: 11/23/2020
Leaders commend town, university pandemic response, look ahead to spring

When students return to campus this spring, they will see small changes, including new intramural sports and more in-person activities that follow public health and science guidance, said Frank Shushok, vice president of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech.

Date: 11/20/2020
Motivating movement and creating community during COVID-19

Launched in October, the app-based fitness group, Hokie Movement Club, has already grown to more than 700 users. It features weekly challenges and prizes and allows for users to encourage each other from afar.

Date: 11/20/2020
Board of Visitors receives briefing on pandemic impact on university workforce

“The pandemic has changed the work environment for good, not just the foreseeable future,” Bryan Garey, vice president of human resources, told the Board of Visitors. “Organizations all over the world have had to figure out new ways to work and Virginia Tech has been among them."

Date: 11/19/2020

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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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