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Impact of COVID-19 pandemic continues to inform Board of Visitors meetings

The board approved a resolution authorizing the university to adjust its 2020-21 operating budget to reflect the financial impact of COVID-19.

Date: 11/16/2020
A statement on grading from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke

Date: 11/16/2020
From President Tim Sands: The challenge ahead is to stay the course

As we approach Thanksgiving, take the opportunity to rest, relax, and enjoy time with close friends and family in accordance with public health guidelines. But please remain vigilant, and heed the warnings about travel and large indoor groups.

Date: 11/16/2020
Virginia Tech String Project keeps strumming through pandemic

Music majors and music education majors have found ways to offer learning opportunities for the next generation of musicians despite COVID-19.

Date: 11/16/2020
Wide range of initiatives underway striving to optimize air quality in Virginia Tech buildings

Air quality testing; monitoring heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; and implementing a stringent air filter replacement operation are all examples of ongoing efforts that strive to maximize air quality and flow in university buildings.

Date: 11/13/2020

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A message from SVP and CBO Dwayne Pinkney

Efforts to reduce the on-campus population of students and employees support the overall public health goal of limiting the potential spread of the virus. The reduced on-campus population reduces the public health risk for the entire community – including those working on campus and working remotely.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

We have received many questions from employees about their options should the coronavirus spread more broadly across Virginia, especially with Friday’s announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam ordering all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks.

Date: 03/15/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

It’s in times like these past few days that the honor of being a Hokie feels especially amplified. With uncertainty and anxiety coming from every direction, the spirit of generosity from our students and their families has been humbling.

Date: 03/13/2020
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

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