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President Tim Sands updates community on testing and reopening

Although it is too early to draw firm conclusions, the evidence suggests that aggressive and rapid testing, effective contact tracing, and sufficient capacity for quarantine and isolation are effective and essential.

Date: 08/18/2020
Learning from frontline university operations employees during COVID-19

Virginia Tech essential employees’ exceptional stories of service and commitment offer valuable insights into the problem-solving, empathy, and hard work required to maintain critical operations during dynamic times.

Date: 08/17/2020
Need a mask? Pickup points established around Blacksburg campus

Date: 08/17/2020
Vice President of Human Resources Bryan Garey answers commonly asked questions

Recently, VT News met with Garey to get answers to commonly asked questions that we have received about fall semester from employees, including faculty, staff, and wage.

Date: 08/17/2020
Human Resources to host Zoom sessions for employees

Date: 08/14/2020

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University extends spring break, moves classes online, and more in response to COVID-19

In consultation with our partners in the Virginia Department of Health, we are adopting a range of principle-based actions, effective immediately. We are confident that these actions will lower the risk to our communities.

Date: 03/11/2020
COVID-19 update: A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

At present, all university locations are open. Should COVID-19 affect any future campus operations, Human Resources is exploring options to support our employees including leave, alternative work locations, and flexible schedules.

Date: 03/10/2020
A message from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke

In this message, Provost Clarke encourages faculty to become familiar with strategies to continue teaching through disruptions and to plan for the possibility that students and faculty may not be able to meet for course sessions in person.

Date: 03/10/2020
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute postpones public events in March

Date: 03/09/2020
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

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