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Working to crush COVID in the New River Valley

Embracing the name “COVID Crushers,” Virginia Tech students run a booth at the intersection of College Avenue and Draper Road in Blacksburg from 6 to 9 p.m each Friday. They give out personal protective equipment and hand sanitizers, while also modeling appropriate safety gear and providing a COVID-19-related trivia contest and prizes.

Date: 10/02/2020
Cleaning protocols for classroom/lab and academic spaces

Date: 10/01/2020
A message from President Tim Sands: High-contact testing program

The next phase of our testing plan is focused on the health and safety of individuals in high-contact situations. These employees and students, due to the nature of their jobs or academic responsibilities, have a higher level of interaction with the public or each other and may at times be unable to maintain the recommended physical distancing.

Date: 09/30/2020
Crisis response

From providing new testing procedures to discussing economic repercussions to moving classes and labs from in-person to online to helping track data of COVID-19's spread, Virginia Tech scientists — faculty, staff, students, and alumni — took action. Here are some of their stories.

Date: 09/28/2020
Inside Virginia Tech's COVID-19 analysis lab

Carla Finkielstein, the director of the Virginia Tech Molecular Analysis Laboratory at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, gives an exclusive tour of the lab. With expanded testing crucial to controlling the pandemic in Virginia and the nation, Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and graduate students went to work to answer the challenge. This lab was crucial to that response.

Date: 09/28/2020

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Statements

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A message from Vice President of Human Resources Bryan Garey

We hope to rebound quickly from this health crisis. We will assess the ongoing financial impact on the university and will keep you informed as our plans emerge.

Date: 03/24/2020
A message from the Global Education Office on study abroad support

Date: 03/24/2020
Faculty Affairs to hold open office hours via Zoom

Date: 03/23/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

In this truly difficult time, it's important we take care of ourselves and one another.

Date: 03/23/2020
Executive Vice President and Provost acknowledges faculty efforts in moving courses online

I recognize that you are disappointed that you will not be able to teach and mentor your students in the manner that you had planned, and I know that your students are disappointed too. However, I also know that you remain committed to their education and I am confident that these students will appreciate your efforts.

Date: 03/23/2020

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