In keeping with the goals articulated in Gov. Ralph Northam’s Executive Order Sixty-Three, Virginia Tech will require the use of face coverings beginning on Friday, May 29, for employees at all university facilities in the commonwealth.
The university is currently partnering with multiple strategic suppliers to place bulk orders of disposable daily wear masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant to have on hand for university community members who may need them by mid to late summer and into the fall.
The 24-hour sterilization unit will be located at the Marching Virginians Center on Southgate Drive and will be operated by Battelle, in partnership with FEMA and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
The rescue squad elects new officers each academic year to lead their members and help advance the campus community’s safety. This year, the squad held a virtual swearing-in ceremony on May 1 to honor and recognize their new leaders.
Beginning May 6, the New River Public Health Task Force will host a series of weekly, interactive, virtual town halls around COVID-19. All area residents to participate. Virginia Tech will join local higher education institutions on the June 10 town hall panel.
In an abundance of caution for the safety of the campus community and in light of the declining health of the tree, the Facilities Department is conducting planning around the removal of the sycamore tree next to Solitude.
Integral to the Virginia Tech Police Department’s efforts to enhance campus safety is the security guard team — a group of individuals dedicated to serving the university community and lending a helping hand wherever it is needed.