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Experts: Avoid large gatherings —especially those outside households — during holiday season

“To me, all this says that traditional Thanksgiving celebrations with extended families coming together have the potential to cause substantial harm," says Virginia Tech biostatistician Ron Fricker.

Date: 11/13/2020
Heading home? Try these tips for talking about COVID

In the coming weeks, many Hokies will disperse to celebrate holidays and virtually finish the semester. Some will find company with those maintaining similar precautions related to the global pandemic, while others may find an uncomfortable and concerning level of risk accepted by family and friends.

Date: 11/12/2020
Virginia Tech lab joins network to expand COVID-19 testing across state

Virginia Tech was selected as one of three exclusive OneLab Network Tier 2 laboratories to expand COVID-19 testing capacity across Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam announced on Nov. 10.

Date: 11/10/2020
A breath of fresh air

In an effort to maximize in-person learning opportunities, faculty in the School of Visual Arts are taking to the great outdoors – and providing a much-needed outlet for students in their classes.

Date: 11/09/2020
Researcher expands caregiving study during the COVID-19 pandemic

Toni Calasanti, a Virginia Tech sociology professor, was interviewing both heterosexual and same-sex couples for an Alzheimer’s disease and dementia grant when the COVID-19 pandemic changed the parameters for many of those couples. A supplemental grant is now allowing her team to study those changes.

Date: 11/06/2020

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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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