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Division of Information Technology embraces essential role during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic changed Virginia Tech's teaching strategies and forced many employees to work from home, but the Division of Information Technology supported those efforts well, and the work of those staff members has opened potential new opportunities going forward.

Date: 08/20/2021
From President Tim Sands: COVID-19 vaccines required for all employees

It is essential that every person in the Virginia Tech community who can be vaccinated, is vaccinated, ensuring that those who cannot be vaccinated are able to participate in campus life and in-person teaching, learning, research, and engagement.

Date: 08/19/2021
Happening today: Conversation between President Tim Sands and Professor Linsey Marr

Sands and Marr will address frequently asked questions and discuss ways the university community must work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as we start the fall semester. Topics will include vaccines, masking, classroom, and campus activity.

Date: 08/18/2021
From Frank Shushok, Vice President for Student Affairs: We want this year to be your best year at Virginia Tech

I know we’ve asked a lot of you since the pandemic began and even over the summer, but I hope you’ll kindly receive a few more small requests as we set out on this new academic year.

Date: 08/17/2021
Bissell: COVID-19 is the pandemic of the unvaccinated

Noelle Bissell, health director of the New River Health District, said she is excited that a substantial number of the region’s college students have received COVID-19 vaccines.

Date: 08/16/2021

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A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

Like other offices on campus, the Dean of Students Office will be available to you as the semester proceeds.

Date: 03/16/2020
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

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