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Students coming for spring 2021 classes encouraged to follow this checklist

Date: 01/06/2021
Service opportunity: Call for Student Advocates

Date: 01/04/2021
Virginia Tech community can prepare for spring semester with these steps

The university’s full operational plan is being updated and finalized for the spring semester. The plan and its principles reflect the university’s accumulated learning and adapting to the pandemic over the spring, summer, and fall months of 2020.

Date: 01/01/2021
Virginia Tech community could receive COVID-19 vaccine in a few months

Virginia Tech is on standby as it awaits the vaccine and considers early plans for its distribution on campus for students and employees.

Date: 12/22/2020
University strategy, community effort helped semester go as planned

Employing mitigation strategies helped the seven-day positivity rate for COVID-19 drop from a September peak of 19 percent to around 1 percent by the time the university shifted to all-virtual classes, as planned, following Thanksgiving break.

Date: 12/22/2020

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Statements

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A message from SVP and CBO Dwayne Pinkney

Efforts to reduce the on-campus population of students and employees support the overall public health goal of limiting the potential spread of the virus. The reduced on-campus population reduces the public health risk for the entire community – including those working on campus and working remotely.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

We have received many questions from employees about their options should the coronavirus spread more broadly across Virginia, especially with Friday’s announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam ordering all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks.

Date: 03/15/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

It’s in times like these past few days that the honor of being a Hokie feels especially amplified. With uncertainty and anxiety coming from every direction, the spirit of generosity from our students and their families has been humbling.

Date: 03/13/2020
University extends spring break, moves classes online, and more in response to COVID-19

In consultation with our partners in the Virginia Department of Health, we are adopting a range of principle-based actions, effective immediately. We are confident that these actions will lower the risk to our communities.

Date: 03/11/2020
COVID-19 update: A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

At present, all university locations are open. Should COVID-19 affect any future campus operations, Human Resources is exploring options to support our employees including leave, alternative work locations, and flexible schedules.

Date: 03/10/2020

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