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Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine commits to contact tracing volunteer support for the Medical Reserve Corps

Many students had already begun to volunteer in a variety of ways to support the area’s COVID-19 response.

Date: 07/06/2020
Virginia Tech outlines its testing, tracing, and case management plan for the fall semester

The plan includes guidelines for initial and ongoing screening and testing of students and employees, cooperation with local health department contact-tracing investigations, and effective case management within the university population should an employee or student become infected.

Date: 07/01/2020
Changes coming to campus dining in fall 2020

Students who do have on-campus dining plans will find significant changes, beginning with reduced capacity, as tables will be spaced 9 feet apart to provide for 6 feet of physical distancing between people seated at different tables.

Date: 06/30/2020
COVID-19 research projects propelled by Rapid Response Seed Fund

To support COVID-related research and provide immediate support for Virginia Tech researchers, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation collaborated with Virginia Tech institutes and colleges to establish a COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund. As a result, nine projects were selected for funding.

Date: 06/26/2020
Vibrant Virginia forum: Broadband access, higher education partnerships key to economic recovery

The virtual forum, introduced by President Tim Sands and Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke, examined Virginia’s economic recovery as well as higher education’s response and role in that recovery.

Date: 06/26/2020

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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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