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Alumna named to international advisory council that monitors food security impacts of COVID-19

Elsa Murano has been selected to represent the United States on the newly formed Food Security of the Americas Advisory Council — created to address the mounting food supply issues that are resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 04/22/2020
Virginia Tech researchers develop new COVID-19 tests to combat backlogs, shortages

Virginia Tech scientists have developed a new COVID-19 test and secured federal and state approvals to immediately begin processing samples at on-campus labs in Blacksburg and Roanoke.

Date: 04/22/2020
Virginia Tech faculty helping peers across the nation create tools for effective online learning

Barbara Lockee and Aaron Bond co-author article on creating online learning experiences that are meaningfully different from simply mirroring face-to-face instruction in a virtual classroom.

Date: 04/21/2020
For small businesses, coronavirus is like 'a typhoon that leaves nothing standing in its wake'

What impacts small businesses is the same thing that impacts the broader economy – uncertainty, according to Richard Hunt, assistant professor in the Department of Management.

Date: 04/20/2020
Students rally with virtual Relay for Life

An annual event since 2001, this year’s Relay For Life at Virginia Tech was one of several on-campus gatherings derailed in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. The event will now span five days, from April 20–24, and include dozens of tributes, musical performances, and special guests that Hokies can access with a computer or mobile device.

Date: 04/20/2020

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Virginia Tech moves to essential operations status

This transition will further scale back on-campus operations in response to the COVID-19 emergency. For most students and employees, the transition to essential operations will require only minor adjustments from the current status of operations.

Date: 03/31/2020
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issues stay at home order due to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

The order directs all Virginians to stay home except in extremely limited circumstances.

Date: 03/30/2020
A message to Blacksburg Hokies from President Tim Sands

Prior to Gov. Ralph Northam’s new executive order, President Tim Sands sent the following message to all students to reinforce social distancing practices.

Date: 03/30/2020
A March 27 message to the Virginia Tech community from President Tim Sands

I strongly encourage you to follow public health guidelines to stay at home and practice social distancing to keep our community healthy and ensure that we continue to have the capacity to care for and manage the needs of those who become ill.

Date: 03/27/2020
A message from Don Taylor: Research Resources for COVID-19

Date: 03/24/2020

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