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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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COVID-19 update: Checklist available for returning faculty, staff, and students

Students, faculty, and staff who have arrived or will be returning from a CDC Warning Level 2 or 3 travel notice area or other areas of risk identified by the university, whether studying abroad, teaching, conducting research, or on spring break, should complete the following Virginia Tech Emergency Management form to share self-quarantine plans with the university.

Date: 03/09/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community

Amid growing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infections across the world and the United States, it is important for us to pause for a moment and consider how our thoughts, our words, and our actions influence others in our community who are equally affected by this global health crisis.

Date: 03/06/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health, and Virginia Tech’s Schiffert Health Center, a number of important actions are in the process of being planned and implemented.

Date: 03/03/2020
Open letter to the Virginia Tech community: University suspending participation in all activities in Italy

Because of the continued growth in the number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a “Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel” for Italy earlier this afternoon. Given this development, and in accordance with Policy 1070, Virginia Tech is suspending participation in all activities in Italy immediately.

Date: 02/28/2020

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