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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
Virginia Tech research sees continued growth

Research expenditures are up and sponsored awards have increased by 15 percent, building upon the prior year’s expenditure total of $542 million, despite the impact of COVID-19 felt nationally by higher education institutes, according to preliminary fiscal year-end reports.

Date: 09/04/2020

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Statements

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
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

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