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Health district makes plans for COVID-19 vaccine, urges holiday vigilance

“The vaccine’s not going to be a panacea,” said Noelle Bissell, health director of the New River Health District. “It’s not going to immediately solve problems and flip a switch that we can go back to normal.”

Date: 12/02/2020
Alumnus nears $1.5 million in cash and resources donated via virtual dance parties

Since March, Chris Kopec has used his virtual dance parties to lift the spirits of millions around the globe, while raising funds and resources for a variety of charities. He's nearing the $1.5 million mark with his year-end finale planned for Dec. 5.

Date: 12/02/2020
Pamplin grad on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19

Chris Yoder ’98 is chief executive officer of Simple Laboratories, a company he co-founded in 2014. Simple Laboratories is a Chicago-based independent clinical laboratory and has been on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic since day one.

Date: 12/02/2020
How you can help local charities impacted by COVID-19

Virginia Tech employees donate to charities every year through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. This year has presented unique challenges, and the pandemic has impacted charities and their ability to help communities in need.

Date: 12/02/2020
'The closest thing to being at the Thanksgiving table' — How these Hokies celebrated Thanksgiving

Students who spent Nov. 26 in on-campus quarantine and isolation due to COVID-19 enjoyed a special Thanksgiving dinner delivered to their rooms and were invited to gather virtually with fellow Hokies and Student Affairs staff that day.

Date: 11/29/2020

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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
President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020

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