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TECH Together Campaign announces winners and finalists

After the TECH Together Campaign launched in July, a whopping 76 applications from 20 different colleges and departments were submitted. Of those, 10 finalists and 5 winners have been chosen to implement their creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for the reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.

Date: 08/20/2020
Goal of transparency drives launch of university dashboard for COVID-19 test results

To ensure an appropriate degree of transparency, a new online dashboard will be updated each Monday to report the number of COVID-19 test results – the positive test results and total tests – among students and employees, based on the previous week’s information.

Date: 08/20/2020
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
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

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Virginia Tech moves to essential operations status

This transition will further scale back on-campus operations in response to the COVID-19 emergency. For most students and employees, the transition to essential operations will require only minor adjustments from the current status of operations.

Date: 03/31/2020
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issues stay at home order due to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

The order directs all Virginians to stay home except in extremely limited circumstances.

Date: 03/30/2020
A message to Blacksburg Hokies from President Tim Sands

Prior to Gov. Ralph Northam’s new executive order, President Tim Sands sent the following message to all students to reinforce social distancing practices.

Date: 03/30/2020
A March 27 message to the Virginia Tech community from President Tim Sands

I strongly encourage you to follow public health guidelines to stay at home and practice social distancing to keep our community healthy and ensure that we continue to have the capacity to care for and manage the needs of those who become ill.

Date: 03/27/2020
A message from Don Taylor: Research Resources for COVID-19

Date: 03/24/2020

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