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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
Virginia Tech engineers and Carilion Clinic physician upgrade breathing support device into makeshift ventilator

To help address potential ventilator shortages, mechanical engineers at Virginia Tech have partnered with a Carilion Clinic physician to upgrade bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines, commonly used for treating sleep apnea, into makeshift ventilators.

Date: 04/17/2020
Bored with social distancing? These Hokies find new ways to learn, pursue their passions

New recipes, new skills, new fitness goals. Read how some Hokies are passing the time while following social distancing and quarantine guidelines.

Date: 04/16/2020
Local government finance expert connects municipalities to COVID-19 budget planning resources

Local governments across Virginia are bracing for the economic fall-out brought on by COVID-19, with many worried about insolvency. Virginia Tech expert Stephanie Davis is connecting counties, cities, and towns to valuable financial planning resources – and each other.

Date: 04/16/2020
Canceled tournament provides rare experience

Six Virginia Tech students were granted unprecedented access to cover all 14 games of the ACC tournament as a part of the university’s Topics in Sports Communications course and its student-led, multimedia journalism platform, 3304 Sports.

Date: 04/16/2020

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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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