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Recent study shows well-fitted mask reduces the wearer’s chances of contracting COVID-19

Using comfortable, well-fitted masks or a respirator with a higher filtration capability, such as N95/ KN95 or surgical masks, was the most effective protection from COVID-19, compared to no mask use at all, the CDC study reports.

Date: 02/10/2022
Virginia Tech adjust policies for indoor Athletics events

Date: 02/09/2022
How to fight COVID-19 shame

Donald "Joe" Gieck, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, explains why some people may experience guilt over a COVID-19 diagnosis.

Date: 02/06/2022
Institute's COVID-19 Reset Program supports social science faculty

Created by the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment, the program offers both funding and mentoring for a cohort of five social science faculty whose research has been interrupted during the pandemic. The program began last fall and will continue this spring as the five faculty develop and submit proposals for external funding.

Date: 02/02/2022
Are contact tracing apps tracking me? Not at all, say Virginia Tech researchers

Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) researchers from Virginia Tech investigated the security of digital contact tracing technology. Their findings offer reassurance to those leery of privacy risks.

Date: 02/01/2022

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Statements

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A message to Blacksburg Hokies from President Tim Sands

Prior to Gov. Ralph Northam’s new executive order, President Tim Sands sent the following message to all students to reinforce social distancing practices.

Date: 03/30/2020
A March 27 message to the Virginia Tech community from President Tim Sands

I strongly encourage you to follow public health guidelines to stay at home and practice social distancing to keep our community healthy and ensure that we continue to have the capacity to care for and manage the needs of those who become ill.

Date: 03/27/2020
A message from Don Taylor: Research Resources for COVID-19

Date: 03/24/2020
A message from Vice President of Human Resources Bryan Garey

We hope to rebound quickly from this health crisis. We will assess the ongoing financial impact on the university and will keep you informed as our plans emerge.

Date: 03/24/2020
A message from the Global Education Office on study abroad support

Date: 03/24/2020

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