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Watch: Tips for reducing your risk of encountering COVID-19

Mar. 22, 2020—Dr. William Schaffner provides further tips on how to reduce your risk of encountering the novel coronavirus—such as social distancing, practicing good hand hygiene, cleaning surfaces, going to the store during off hours and more.

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Vanderbilt reinforces remote work protocol as Metro Public Health issues Safer at Home Order

Mar. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University is further reinforcing remote work protocols following the Safer at Home Order issued by the Nashville Metro Public Health Department on March 22. Remote work for faculty and staff will continue through April 11.

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Student Hardship Fund created to help students in need

Mar. 21, 2020—We have redirected $1 million in university funds to create the Student Hardship Fund to support the immediate needs of students experiencing hardships as a result of COVID-19. We hope you will join us in support of our students by making a gift of any size to this special fund.

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Room and Board adjustments launching; University invests $1 million in new Student Hardship Fund

Mar. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University has announced two initiatives to support students and their families during the global COVID-19 pandemic: housing and dining financial adjustments for the spring 2020 semester, and the launch of a newly established Student Hardship Fund. The university also is committed to preserving the compensation and benefits of its housing, dining and other staff whose roles were affected by the move to alternative and online education this semester.

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Remote work for staff extended through April 11

Mar. 20, 2020—Given the unpredictable nature of the ongoing national and local COVID-19 situation, Vanderbilt University leadership has decided that an additional two-week remote work period will be implemented. Remote work will continue through April 11.

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Campus Dining feeds, comforts Vanderbilt community

Mar. 19, 2020—Campus Dining leadership, general managers, chefs and staff are working around the clock to feed the students, residential faculty and support staff who remain on campus amid the challenges presented by COVID-19.

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Vanderbilt provides full support for successful transition to online and alternative education

Mar. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt University has put a priority on providing faculty and students with all of the tools and resources they need to be successful during the move to online and alternative education.

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Facilities department enhances cleaning protocols around campus

Mar. 18, 2020—As students complete their academic requirements through online and alternative education, and many faculty and staff work remotely to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Vanderbilt continues to take precautions to ensure the health and well-being of the campus community.

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Due dates for library materials extended to May 8

Mar. 17, 2020—To accommodate those who have left campus and need to hold on to library books in order to complete projects, the due date for all regular circulating materials has been extended to May 8, 2020. Items may be returned to the library via mail.

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Pass/fail option extended to all undergraduate classes

Mar. 17, 2020—In light of the circumstances under which undergraduate students will be completing their spring semester, the deans of Blair School of Music, the College of Arts and Science, Peabody College, and the School of Engineering have agreed to extend the deadline for students to change their enrollments from "graded" to "pass/fail." The original deadline of Jan. 20 has been extended to April 10.

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Board of Trust establishes ad hoc committee to support university’s coronavirus response

Mar. 17, 2020—The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has established the new Ad Hoc Committee on University COVID-19 Response to support the university's actions around COVID-19.

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Several student COVID-19 cases confirmed; Vanderbilt further urges university community to take precautions

Mar. 17, 2020—As positive tests for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 have now been confirmed for several undergraduate students, Vanderbilt advises the university community to further heed public health and safety recommendations.

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Open Mind: Living, learning and working while implementing social distancing

Mar. 16, 2020—In her latest "Open Mind" column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente discusses how we can live, learn and work with social distancing, and our responsibility to do so.

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VandyRides services suspended; on-call medical transportation service continues

Mar. 15, 2020—Due to the current status of the University concerning the COVID-19 virus, the VandyRides service is suspended as of March 14, 2020. The health and safety of our students is our top priority; therefore, VUPS will continue to provide an on-call medical transportation service.

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Changes to VandyRide starting March 16

Mar. 14, 2020—Beginning Monday, March 16, VandyRide will move to using small, open-air vehicles to provide safety escorts for students, faculty and staff.

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