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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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President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020
University update on fees for spring semester

Date: 05/06/2020
Planning from the peak: A message from President Tim Sands

In the U.S., we are evidently near the peak of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We may have seen the worst that this disease can bring, but we are not yet confident that every day from here on will be better than the last.

Date: 04/26/2020

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