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Why are masks still required indoors at Virginia Tech?

Until COVID-19 transmission rates remain consistently low, the university will continue to require individuals to wear masks in public, indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

Date: 09/28/2021
As COVID-19 cases decline, local hospitals remain at capacity

The Pfizer vaccine booster has been authorized for those who are 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities, and people who are age 50 to 64 with underlying medical conditions. The booster also is available for people ages 18 to 49 with underlying medical conditions and for those who work in high-risk jobs.

Date: 09/27/2021
Researchers receive $1.75 million grant to study host variation

Disease outbreaks and evolution are hard to predict. Researchers at Virginia Tech and three other institutions are studying immunity variation to get a better grasp on this phenomenon.

Date: 09/27/2021
Virginia Cooperative Extension agents to be trusted messengers for COVID-19 vaccine information

A group of Virginia Tech researchers, along with partners at Virginia State University, are working to deliver facts about the COVID-19 vaccine to the hesitant in rural Virginia via messengers they know and trust: Virginia Cooperative Extension agents.

Date: 09/22/2021
President Tim Sands updates Blacksburg campus on COVID-19 status

Although the pandemic still has the potential to change our status, we have good evidence that your vigilance in observing public health policy and guidance made it possible for us to start the semester with a degree of confidence and optimism about the future.

Date: 09/20/2021

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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
University update on fees for spring semester

Date: 05/06/2020
Planning from the peak: A message from President Tim Sands

In the U.S., we are evidently near the peak of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We may have seen the worst that this disease can bring, but we are not yet confident that every day from here on will be better than the last.

Date: 04/26/2020

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