Mar. 20, 2020 - Preston's offering takeouts, Updated travel information, Message from Dean T. Walters, Alternative modes of transportation

March 20, 2020

Preston’s restaurant offering special takeout menus

Preston’s at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center is now offering special takeout menus in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Select chef-created breakfast, lunch, and dinner items can be ordered for pickup seven days a week. Dining areas at the restaurant and the Continental Divide lounge are closed, following Gov. Ralph Northam’s statement that the Commonwealth of Virginia will follow the CDC recommendation that all businesses in Virginia implement a 10-person limit.

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New COVID-19 updated travel information and resources for the Virginia Tech community

From: Hokie Wellness, Virginia Tech Emergency Management, Schiffert Health Center

All University community members who have traveled within the last 14 days domestically, internationally or from Northern Virginia, Eastern Virginia, or other identified COVID-19 hotspot areas in the Commonwealth of Virginia need to complete a health screening. A hotspot is defined as any geographic area or location that has had either a concentrated outbreak or a high risk of transmission.

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A message from Dean of University Libraries Tyler Walters

Library faculty and staff will continue to provide resources needed for all Hokies to get their work done by offering online access to materials for research, teaching, and learning. Online resources can be accessed through our homepage. We’ve also pulled together some links and information about our resources on our Access Library Resources page. There you will also find new initiatives that we have created to help you like the digitization of textbooks and providing copyright assistance when transitioning your materials to online.

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Alternative modes of transportation can help with social distancing, good health and wellness, says expert

Public transportation systems in urban cities are reducing hours and canceling services as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. 

Virginia Tech transportation expert Ralph Buehler says that people who need to travel should consider alternate modes of transportation to not only practice social distancing, but foster healthy lifestyles and mental well-being.

“While staying at home and following government recommendations for social distancing is the first order of priorities, if you have to take a trip and do not want to ride public transport, or if public transport has reduced service, the bicycle can be a good alternative,” says Buehler.

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