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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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COVID-19 update: A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

At present, all university locations are open. Should COVID-19 affect any future campus operations, Human Resources is exploring options to support our employees including leave, alternative work locations, and flexible schedules.

Date: 03/10/2020
A message from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke

In this message, Provost Clarke encourages faculty to become familiar with strategies to continue teaching through disruptions and to plan for the possibility that students and faculty may not be able to meet for course sessions in person.

Date: 03/10/2020
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute postpones public events in March

Date: 03/09/2020
COVID-19 update: Checklist available for returning faculty, staff, and students

Students, faculty, and staff who have arrived or will be returning from a CDC Warning Level 2 or 3 travel notice area or other areas of risk identified by the university, whether studying abroad, teaching, conducting research, or on spring break, should complete the following Virginia Tech Emergency Management form to share self-quarantine plans with the university.

Date: 03/09/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community

Amid growing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infections across the world and the United States, it is important for us to pause for a moment and consider how our thoughts, our words, and our actions influence others in our community who are equally affected by this global health crisis.

Date: 03/06/2020

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