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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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COVID-19 update: A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

At present, all university locations are open. Should COVID-19 affect any future campus operations, Human Resources is exploring options to support our employees including leave, alternative work locations, and flexible schedules.

Date: 03/10/2020
A message from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke

In this message, Provost Clarke encourages faculty to become familiar with strategies to continue teaching through disruptions and to plan for the possibility that students and faculty may not be able to meet for course sessions in person.

Date: 03/10/2020
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute postpones public events in March

Date: 03/09/2020
COVID-19 update: Checklist available for returning faculty, staff, and students

Students, faculty, and staff who have arrived or will be returning from a CDC Warning Level 2 or 3 travel notice area or other areas of risk identified by the university, whether studying abroad, teaching, conducting research, or on spring break, should complete the following Virginia Tech Emergency Management form to share self-quarantine plans with the university.

Date: 03/09/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community

Amid growing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infections across the world and the United States, it is important for us to pause for a moment and consider how our thoughts, our words, and our actions influence others in our community who are equally affected by this global health crisis.

Date: 03/06/2020

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