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Campus operations continue after Thanksgiving break

Virginia Tech will continue to follow the principles and procedures outlined in its Fall 2020 COVID-19 Operational Plan in the coming weeks and months, delivering on its commitment to provide best-in-class operations to the university community.

Date: 10/22/2020
Health and safety considerations guided spring decisions, say Virginia Tech leaders

In a Thursday town hall, four academic leaders at Virginia Tech acknowledged they have heard frustration from students, especially about losing a weeklong spring break, but are looking for solutions that still allow time to relax and unwind while limiting travel — a key strategy for limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Date: 10/22/2020
Experiential learning becomes experimental learning in sustainable biomaterials

When Audrey Zink-Sharp provided her students with handheld microscopes for remote lab sessions, she found they started making stronger connections to the course material.

Date: 10/22/2020
HokieBird gets mask as part of community commitment

Volunteers across the New River Valley pitch in to make masks for the community, including HokieBird statues.=https://video.vt.edu/media/t/1_18o114zr

Date: 10/21/2020
Mathematics’ Lauren Childs named Cliff and Agnes Lilly Faculty Fellow by Board of Visitors

A member of the Department of Mathematics since 2016, Childs’ research is in mathematical biology and combines mathematical models, theoretical analysis, and biological insight to understand infectious disease dynamics, such as those of the current outbreak of COVID-19.

Date: 10/21/2020

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Virginia Tech moves to essential operations status

This transition will further scale back on-campus operations in response to the COVID-19 emergency. For most students and employees, the transition to essential operations will require only minor adjustments from the current status of operations.

Date: 03/31/2020
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issues stay at home order due to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

The order directs all Virginians to stay home except in extremely limited circumstances.

Date: 03/30/2020
A message to Blacksburg Hokies from President Tim Sands

Prior to Gov. Ralph Northam’s new executive order, President Tim Sands sent the following message to all students to reinforce social distancing practices.

Date: 03/30/2020
A March 27 message to the Virginia Tech community from President Tim Sands

I strongly encourage you to follow public health guidelines to stay at home and practice social distancing to keep our community healthy and ensure that we continue to have the capacity to care for and manage the needs of those who become ill.

Date: 03/27/2020
A message from Don Taylor: Research Resources for COVID-19

Date: 03/24/2020

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