Though safety of the Hokie Nation is a collective responsibility, it does require action. Individual emergency preparedness is the first and most important step in creating a resilient university environment.
On Sept. 10, 2020, the Virginia Tech Police Department received a report of a forcible fondling that occurred in Payne Hall, 600 Washington Street, on August 25, 2020. The survivor and suspect were acquaintances, and both are Virginia Tech students.
Virginia Tech's Mike Mulhare and Kevin Foust were just a few miles apart from each other in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001. They shared their experiences from that day and how the lessons they gained continue to shape their efforts leading the university's COVID-19 response today.
Virginia Tech has canceled all study abroad programs scheduled for the 2020-21 Winter Session, a difficult decision that takes into account a variety of factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs for spring 2021 remain possible, but ongoing conditions will be monitored closely.
The university has transitioned from benchmarking the health of residential students moving onto campus to diagnostic testing, screening, and surveillance testing. To provide more current and actionable information to members of our community, updates to the dashboard will be made more frequently in the future.
To ensure an appropriate degree of transparency, a new online dashboard will be updated each Monday to report the number of COVID-19 test results – the positive test results and total tests – among students and employees, based on the previous week’s information.
Virginia Tech essential employees’ exceptional stories of service and commitment offer valuable insights into the problem-solving, empathy, and hard work required to maintain critical operations during dynamic times.