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Plans, preparations continue to move Virginia Tech toward an in-person fall semester

Ongoing prevalence testing, availability of vaccinations, and continued adherence to health and safety protocols are helping Virginia Tech progress toward a return to in-person student instruction, experiences.

Date: 04/26/2021
Important COVID-19 vaccination survey for students

Date: 04/26/2021
The special delivery behind testing samples

Twice a day, drivers from Fleet Services make a round trip between Blacksburg and Roanoke to deliver COVID-19 testing samples.

Date: 04/26/2021
Derek Mueller takes whimsical approach in ‘Pandemic Bestiary’ series

Mueller, a faculty member in the Department of English, produced a collection of drawings featuring beasts inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite having no training in drawing, Mueller’s thoughtful project for his children turned into a whimsical collection to combat the darkness of challenging times.

Date: 04/22/2021
Alumnus and epidemiologist tries to stem the tide of COVID-19 misinformation on Twitter

While Michael Bazaco, a graduate of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and now an epidemiologist at the University of Maryland, believes that social media has been instrumental in the spread of false or misleading info related to COVID-19, he also thinks that it can be used for good.

Date: 04/22/2021

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A message from Dean of University Libraries Tyler Walters

Classes are online and so is the University Libraries. University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters explained many library resources and expertise have already been online, even before we imagined that our lives would change, and our work would become mostly virtual.

Date: 03/20/2020
May commencement ceremonies to move online; senior celebration in Lane Stadium planned for September

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands acknowledged the mixed emotions he has heard from graduating seniors as the spring semester has been upended — but knowing that graduates and families needed time to plan for commencement activities, and knowing the fluidity of the ongoing pandemic and the responsive measures that the nation is taking, Sands and other university leaders set in motion a plan for a truly memorable celebration in September.

Date: 03/19/2020
Social distancing: Off-campus gatherings prohibited and enforced

Date: 03/18/2020
Dining Services hours and operations in response to COVID-19

Date: 03/18/2020
From President Tim Sands: An update on university response to the COVID-19 virus

Hokie Nation knows the value of assembling in large numbers to support our community. While the power of convening is extraordinary, today we can embrace our fellow Hokies and the members of our communities by respecting social distancing. This is a selfless act.

Date: 03/17/2020

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