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Custom face shields aim to block droplets, tackle COVID-19 for football players

Engineers, athletic staff, and football players had two months to design a face shield that could reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus on the football field.

Date: 09/02/2020
Faculty and staff COVID-19 testing information and guidelines

Date: 09/01/2020
Schiffert Health Center provides guidance for students seeking COVID-19 testing

Date: 09/01/2020
Virginia Tech cancels study abroad programs for winter

Virginia Tech has canceled all study abroad programs scheduled for the 2020-21 Winter Session, a difficult decision that takes into account a variety of factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs for spring 2021 remain possible, but ongoing conditions will be monitored closely.

Date: 09/01/2020
From President Tim Sands: Virginia Tech continues to monitor new cases

We are monitoring information on a real-time basis, and our community will see that reflected in more frequent updates to the COVID-19 online dashboard.

Date: 09/01/2020

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Statements

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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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