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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
As fall semester classes begin, use these spaces for study and work

During the summer months, the university converted outdoor spaces for studying, set aside designated indoor spaces, and boosted Wi-Fi connections for greater productivity.

Date: 08/21/2020
A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

"Each and every one of us must do our part. In its simplest terms, it means always wear a mask. It means keep your physical distance to others and do not gather in large groups. These are not only life-saving ideas, they are current behavioral requirements all students are required to follow."

Date: 08/20/2020

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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
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020

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