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Virginia Tech Electric Service announces utility debt relief program

Date: 12/17/2020
COVID-19 travel guidance and tips for domestic and international travel

Date: 12/17/2020
Biostatistics expert: Don't let thousands of daily COVID-19 deaths become ‘new normal'

In light of a new report noting COVID-19 is once again the leading cause of death in the U.S., disease surveillance expert Ron Fricker says "we must redouble our efforts" to keep deaths from rising even higher than they are now.

Date: 12/17/2020
Governor's Honor Awards nominees and winner

Virginia Tech had nine employees and two teams nominated for this year’s Governor's Honor Awards. One Virginia Tech employee was selected as a winner in the category of Creative Customer Service Category. Congratulations to Joe Griffitts, director of Hokie Passport Services, part of the Division of Finance.

Date: 12/16/2020
Health district stresses holiday caution as first COVID-19 vaccine arrives

“There will not be a significant dent in this pandemic anytime soon,” said Noelle Bissell, medical director of the New River Health District.

Date: 12/16/2020

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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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