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At congressional hearing, Lisa Lee says public health surveillance is critical to pandemic response

Lee, associate vice president for research and innovation for the Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance at Virginia Tech, testified Wednesday to the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight regarding the critical issue of how the U.S. collects, uses, and communicates the meaning of health data during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 09/24/2020
Hokies help bend trend in New River Valley

The downward trend of cases indicates that the majority of students have embraced public health guidelines and avoided potentially dangerous situations, such as crowded indoor spaces or parties. With cooler temperatures approaching, it's crucial that guidelines continue to be followed in the weeks ahead.

Date: 09/23/2020
Cadets’ service projects deliver major boost to on-campus package distribution

Maintaining strong physical distancing, donning face coverings, and bringing with them an enduring Ut Prosim spirit, cadets helped locate, carry, process, and hand out packages to students at the War Memorial Gym package operation.

Date: 09/23/2020
Coming weeks are critical for the rest of the year

Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg are united in protecting the health of our community in compliance with local public health guidelines. We are focused on what we can achieve together, as we share both the sacrifices and the benefits.

Date: 09/22/2020
College of Science debuts annual magazine

When COVID-19 shook the world at the start of 2020, eventually killing more than 900,000 people worldwide and shuttering economies, the Virginia Tech College of Science took action. The 2020 Virginia Tech College of Science Magazine covers these actions from across every department and program.

Date: 09/21/2020

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COVID-19 update: Checklist available for returning faculty, staff, and students

Students, faculty, and staff who have arrived or will be returning from a CDC Warning Level 2 or 3 travel notice area or other areas of risk identified by the university, whether studying abroad, teaching, conducting research, or on spring break, should complete the following Virginia Tech Emergency Management form to share self-quarantine plans with the university.

Date: 03/09/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community

Amid growing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infections across the world and the United States, it is important for us to pause for a moment and consider how our thoughts, our words, and our actions influence others in our community who are equally affected by this global health crisis.

Date: 03/06/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health, and Virginia Tech’s Schiffert Health Center, a number of important actions are in the process of being planned and implemented.

Date: 03/03/2020
Open letter to the Virginia Tech community: University suspending participation in all activities in Italy

Because of the continued growth in the number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a “Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel” for Italy earlier this afternoon. Given this development, and in accordance with Policy 1070, Virginia Tech is suspending participation in all activities in Italy immediately.

Date: 02/28/2020

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