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Tips for safe grocery shopping, virtual socializing, stress management, and more at COVID-19 resource page

Date: 04/26/2020
University allocates CARES Act funding to support students

Virginia Tech will immediately allocate $9.7 million to emergency financial aid grants for eligible students. These funds will support the university’s ongoing efforts to assist students who are experiencing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 04/26/2020
Economists: Stay-at-home orders under COVID-19 have slashed United States’ GDP by nearly $1.2 trillion

Virginia Tech economists in a new paper have found that the output loss in the United States’ GDP hit roughly $1.156 trillion from March 19 to April 15, a 26 percent drop of total U.S. output from the same fiscal period last year. Divided by the current U.S. population of 328.2 million, the loss per person is averaged at about $3,521 during this period.

Date: 04/24/2020
Support for students, grading options among topics discussed at virtual town hall

President Tim Sands and university leaders discussed opportunities for students to connect and stay in touch with the university.

Date: 04/23/2020
Clubs continue to keep connections close virtually

Student leaders from various Virginia Tech clubs and organizations have switched to online operations in an effort to ensure that the feeling of community so essential to the university experience lives on.

Date: 04/23/2020

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Statements

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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
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

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