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The journey of a COVID-19 test result starts with this team

A team of Virginia Tech students, both undergraduates and graduates, as well as alumni and other staff, perform about 800 tests a day at the ARCpoint testing site at Lane Stadium.

Date: 04/09/2021
New River Health District begins vaccinating students

The New River Health District began providing COVID-19 vaccinations to those in Phase 2 on Friday, which includes all college students.

Date: 04/09/2021
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins is the keynote speaker for virtual university commencement

Collins has been a key figure in the response to COVID-19. He is the only presidentially appointed NIH director to serve more than one administration. He will speak at the university’s virtual commencement ceremony Friday, May 14, at 6:15 p.m.

Date: 04/09/2021
Door to door deliveries, outdoor time, daily check-ins: New features improve campus quarantine, isolation

New features include a student advocate program, welcome desks at each residence hall for receiving deliveries and communicating with students, and an outdoor courtyard.

Date: 04/07/2021

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
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

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