When the news of medical mask shortages broke amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia Cooperative Extension agents Terri Alt and Leigh Ann Hazelwood knew they needed to step up and be a force for good in their communities.
“People do not need more toilet paper than before,” explained Barbara Fraticelli, assistant professor of practice for the Department of Business Information Technology in the Pamplin College of Business.
With the spread of COVID-19, countless people are working from home and adjusting their eating habits and activity accordingly. It is important to try to retain your normal eating habits and stay active, even if the options look different.
From April 16-18, Virginia Tech will host a virtual run during a three-day period to encourage proper distancing and adhere to state and local public health guidelines. Hokies can run, walk, or jog on their own and post a picture online using #VT32Run.
Take care of yourselves and your communities by practicing social distancing. But know that there are ways Hokies can come together in a time when we must remain apart. And there are ways to make a difference in this time of turmoil.
Adapting the original conference — which included big-name presentations, small-group breakout sessions, and a student-led poster display of data science projects — required nimbleness, a willingness to adapt to rapidly changing conditions, and no small amount of teamwork.
This transition will further scale back on-campus operations in response to the COVID-19 emergency. For most students and employees, the transition to essential operations will require only minor adjustments from the current status of operations.