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Dashboard designed to convey snapshot of campus health

In the two weeks from Aug. 9 to Aug. 23, a total of 9,041 students and employees were tested by Schiffert Health Center, and a total of 21 people tested positive for COVID-19.

Date: 08/24/2020
Virginia Tech historians uncover the facts about masks

How did Americans’ use of masks during the 1918 flu pandemic compare to today? A team of Virginia Tech researchers dove into the archives and found remarkable parallels.

Date: 08/24/2020
Universities join forces to develop materials for the fight against COVID-19

Researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia are collaborating to explore whether the tendency of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bind to carbohydrate-based polymers, such as heparin, can be used to develop virus-trapping gels and surfaces.

Date: 08/24/2020
Video: President Tim Sands welcomes students back to campus

President Tim Sands welcomes students back to campus and encourages them to commit to public health guidelines.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_gbpa3sud

Date: 08/23/2020
A message from Frank Shushok Jr.: All of us must work together

The nature of the pandemic means the health and well-being of our community must be the values that win the day.

Date: 08/23/2020

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COVID-19 Update: Guidance for Virginia Tech faculty and staff

The increasing impact of COVID-19 is resulting in an unprecedented and rapidly changing situation for our campus and we understand that employees have many questions about these changes.

Date: 03/22/2020
Preston’s restaurant offering special takeout menus

Select chef-created breakfast, lunch, and dinner items can be ordered for pickup seven days a week at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

Date: 03/20/2020
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

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