The plan includes guidelines for initial and ongoing screening and testing of students and employees, cooperation with local health department contact-tracing investigations, and effective case management within the university population should an employee or student become infected.
Students who do have on-campus dining plans will find significant changes, beginning with reduced capacity, as tables will be spaced 9 feet apart to provide for 6 feet of physical distancing between people seated at different tables.
To support COVID-related research and provide immediate support for Virginia Tech researchers, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation collaborated with Virginia Tech institutes and colleges to establish a COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund. As a result, nine projects were selected for funding.
The virtual forum, introduced by President Tim Sands and Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke, examined Virginia’s economic recovery as well as higher education’s response and role in that recovery.
During the virtual town hall, President Tim Sands was joined by Dwayne Pinkney, senior vice president and chief business officer, and Bryan Garey, vice president for human resources, to discuss employee issues and answer questions.
Nancy McGehee, department head of the Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, recently sat down with Pamplin College of Business Dean Robert Sumichrast to discuss the pandemic’s impact on the hospitality and tourism management industry and how it is beginning to recover.
With the safety, health, and well-being of our students and faculty as our highest priority, Virginia Tech is canceling all fall 2020 study abroad programs because of ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating global impact.
A page created on the university's Ready site features helpful resources. On that page, users will find shareable content, material that can be printed on demand, and other resources to help communicate as the fall semester approaches.
Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Shushok Jr. writes, "Virginia Tech’s identity as a global land-grant university resonates in my core. I cannot overstate my gratitude for our international Hokies who enrich and strengthen both our community and education."
Ryan Pieper from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies has designed a more efficient and widely accessible version of the handheld tools to reduce physically touching such areas as door pulls and touchscreens. He has made his design plan available for distribution.