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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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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
A message to the Virginia Tech community regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health, and Virginia Tech’s Schiffert Health Center, a number of important actions are in the process of being planned and implemented.

Date: 03/03/2020
Open letter to the Virginia Tech community: University suspending participation in all activities in Italy

Because of the continued growth in the number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a “Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel” for Italy earlier this afternoon. Given this development, and in accordance with Policy 1070, Virginia Tech is suspending participation in all activities in Italy immediately.

Date: 02/28/2020

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