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COVID-19 testing program outlined for fall semester

The university is committed to the health and well-being of its community members and reducing the spread of COVID-19, while pursuing the goal of an in-person fall semester that offers the fullest possible educational experience.

Date: 08/02/2021
In region, severe COVID-19 cases highest among the unvaccinated

People who are vaccinated remain the most protected from contracting COVID-19 or from becoming seriously ill with it, according to the New River Health District and the Virginia Department of Health.

Date: 08/02/2021
Updates to Global Travel Policy reflect lessons learned from pandemic response

Date: 07/28/2021
A commitment to campus life

Motivated by a call to serve, employees in Blacksburg were dedicated to keeping campus life as normal as possible during the 2020-21 academic year.

Date: 07/27/2021
As Delta variant circulates, Bissell urges people to disregard vaccine misinformation

About 42 percent of the district is fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Once people are vaccinated, it is extremely rare to be infected with the coronavirus. If someone who is vaccinated gets the virus, symptoms are mild, said Noelle Bissell, health director of the New River Health District.

Date: 07/26/2021

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A message from Dean of University Libraries Tyler Walters

Classes are online and so is the University Libraries. University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters explained many library resources and expertise have already been online, even before we imagined that our lives would change, and our work would become mostly virtual.

Date: 03/20/2020
May commencement ceremonies to move online; senior celebration in Lane Stadium planned for September

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands acknowledged the mixed emotions he has heard from graduating seniors as the spring semester has been upended — but knowing that graduates and families needed time to plan for commencement activities, and knowing the fluidity of the ongoing pandemic and the responsive measures that the nation is taking, Sands and other university leaders set in motion a plan for a truly memorable celebration in September.

Date: 03/19/2020
Social distancing: Off-campus gatherings prohibited and enforced

Date: 03/18/2020
Dining Services hours and operations in response to COVID-19

Date: 03/18/2020
From President Tim Sands: An update on university response to the COVID-19 virus

Hokie Nation knows the value of assembling in large numbers to support our community. While the power of convening is extraordinary, today we can embrace our fellow Hokies and the members of our communities by respecting social distancing. This is a selfless act.

Date: 03/17/2020

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