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Guidance adjusted for mask use in Virginia Tech facilities

Date: 07/05/2021
Simulation confirms vaccination key to safe and social return

Navid Ghaffarzadegan's COVID-19 simulation models have been predicting how human behaviors impact the spread of the virus during the pandemic. His work now shows vaccinated Hokies to be the key to safely returning to much of the in-person Virginia Tech experience.

Date: 07/02/2021
Virginia Tech pushes for vaccinated campus with new vaccine dashboard

If there is not continued progress in the vaccination rate of the Virginia Tech community, the university will require additional mitigation strategies and operations likely will be impacted.

Date: 06/30/2021
Young adults have lowest vaccination numbers in health district

"A lot of people in the younger population tend to feel that COVID may not be quite as risky for them, " said Noelle Bissell, health director for the New River Health District. "But that’s not 100 percent true."

Date: 06/28/2021
A joint message from Vice Presidents Bryan Garey and Frank Shushok Jr.

Today we launch our vaccine dashboard. With updates on Mondays and Thursdays, we can all track to see how close we are coming as a community. We have made progress, but we have work to do.

Date: 06/28/2021

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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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