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Read the announcement on Monday's COVID-19 dashboard update

Virginia Tech reports a total of 178 positive COVID-19 test results since testing began three weeks ago. A total of 10,053 tests have been administered. Currently, 41 residence hall rooms are occupied by students in isolation, or 28 percent of the rooms available.

Date: 08/31/2020
Virginia Tech team building infectious disease models, research to help guide decisions

A multidisciplinary team is helping the university better understand and plan for impacts of COVID-19 through institution-specific models, outbreak simulations, and impact on regional hospital resources predictions.

Date: 08/31/2020
Dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases to receive more frequent updates

The university has transitioned from benchmarking the health of residential students moving onto campus to diagnostic testing, screening, and surveillance testing. To provide more current and actionable information to members of our community, updates to the dashboard will be made more frequently in the future.

Date: 08/30/2020
A message from Frank Shushok Jr.: Make Saturday night safe

The New River Health District shows increasing COVID-19 cases. It’s more important than ever to wear a mask, wash your hands, avoid large gatherings & to keep 6 feet between you and those around you.

Date: 08/29/2020
Pods useful in fighting the spread of COVID-19

Pods are small groups of people who make a commitment to rigorously following safety measures, including face coverings and physical distancing, outside of the pod, so they can interact with one another more closely and in a more relaxed environment within the pod.

Date: 08/28/2020

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
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

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