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A message from Virginia Tech President Tim Sands

The risks of a residential model at Virginia Tech today are different than they were in March. It is important to remember that we have vastly more information today about COVID-19 than we did in the spring.

Date: 08/09/2020
Virginia Tech COVID-19 lab ready to test thousands of student samples

Starting this week, as students begin to return to campus for the fall semester, the lab’s capacity of 1,000 tests per day will also be dedicated to Virginia Tech students and employees in high-contact roles.

Date: 08/09/2020
Fleet Services adopts new practices to meet COVID-19 guidelines

Fleet Services has updated its recommended seating protocols and cleaning practices in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_9pabinay

Date: 08/07/2020
Virginia Cooperative Extension helps farmers by providing mental health resources

Extension is helping farmers cope with stress by providing mental health resources and by training professional agency partners to identify signs of stress in farmers.

Date: 08/07/2020
On-campus COVID-19 guidance for vendors and contractors

Date: 08/07/2020

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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
President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020

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