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COVID-19 signage available for download

Date: 08/10/2021
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations rise as delta variant surges in region

Noelle Bissell, health director for the New River Health District, expects case numbers to peak and eventually decline, as has happened in other areas of the country and the world where the delta variant has spread.

Date: 08/09/2021
Is it safe to send my child back to school? Answers to questions from Virginia Tech’s Linsey Marr

Many families have questions about the safety of children going back to school this year. Marr offers answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Date: 08/09/2021
Governor Northam announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for state workers

Date: 08/05/2021
University issues updated mask requirements for indoor spaces

As a part of this mandate, the university has instituted an interim requirement for face coverings in instructional spaces at the start of the fall semester.

Date: 08/05/2021

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
A message from President Tim Sands: Implementing mandatory random prevalence testing

Mandatory random prevalence testing will allow monitoring of the status of COVID-19 on campus and in Blacksburg with a statistically significant sample of the entire undergraduate population.

Date: 09/18/2020
A letter from Frank Shushok Jr.: Remember our calling

Ut Prosim compels us to model love — in whatever shape it is most needed at any given time. Right now, we especially need the kind of courageous love that puts others first, makes hard decisions, holds others accountable, and models the brilliance of an “all-in” community.

Date: 07/21/2020

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