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Update on mask use for Blacksburg, Roanoke campuses

Date: 03/10/2022
From President Tim Sands: Masks still required for Blacksburg, Roanoke campuses

On Feb. 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines at the county level for mitigating the impact of COVID-19, including recommendations for mask usage.

Date: 03/04/2022
Team of researchers led by Virginia Tech seeks to mitigate flu and other respiratory viruses for children in indoor environments

Linsey Marr is leading a team of researchers that hopes to understand how behavioral and environmental factors affect transmission rates of the flu in order to identify the most effective interventions.

Date: 03/03/2022
Approaching the two-year mark of COVID-19, Virginia Tech continues to rely on data, science to make critical decisions

Virginia Tech will continue to follow the science and data to addresses current and future COVID-19-related decisions, such as whether or not to require mask in indoor public spaces.

Date: 02/24/2022
From President Tim Sands: Mask requirements may be lifted in the coming weeks

As COVID-19 recedes, we continue to follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and track the following data to inform our decision on lifting mask requirements.

Date: 02/14/2022

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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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