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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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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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