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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 Vice President of Human Resources Bryan Garey

We hope to rebound quickly from this health crisis. We will assess the ongoing financial impact on the university and will keep you informed as our plans emerge.

Date: 03/24/2020
A message from the Global Education Office on study abroad support

Date: 03/24/2020
Faculty Affairs to hold open office hours via Zoom

Date: 03/23/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

In this truly difficult time, it's important we take care of ourselves and one another.

Date: 03/23/2020
Executive Vice President and Provost acknowledges faculty efforts in moving courses online

I recognize that you are disappointed that you will not be able to teach and mentor your students in the manner that you had planned, and I know that your students are disappointed too. However, I also know that you remain committed to their education and I am confident that these students will appreciate your efforts.

Date: 03/23/2020

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