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UVA Health received a shipment Thursday of the first batch of 20,000 FDA-approved surgical facemasks donated through a grassroots effort by UVA alumni and parents in China to bolster the health system’s supply of personal protective equipment for its team members. 

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As the only child of a single mother in Bologna, Italy, Tomas Woldetensae often found himself doing things many kids his age weren’t.

One such thing was cooking. And not the kind that just involves throwing some mac and cheese or pizza in a microwave.

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For Tomas Woldetensae, home is Italy, and he’d prefer to be by his mother’s side in Bologna as their country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s safer for him in the United States, and he’s found a new home for the time being: in Albemarle County with the Kersey family.

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The University of Virginia is inviting members of the local community to participate in an important new online survey about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The results will be shared with community leaders.

“We are launching a survey of the region, using our regional survey panel, ‘BeHeardCVA,’ and we’ll be asking local residents about their experiences and opinions about the coronavirus pandemic,” said Tom Guterbock, the academic director of UVA’s Center for Survey Research.

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With the coronavirus continuing to spread, social distancing has never been more important as communities around the world attempt to “flatten the curve.”

At the heart of the mission: everyone’s ability to connect to the internet. Adults and children alike need to conduct their day-to-day activities from the safety of their homes.

But can they really do that?

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On Wednesday at 1 p.m., Pam Sierschula became the first University of Virginia graduate of 2020, and the University’s first student to earn a degree over the Zoom videoconferencing platform. She is believed to be the first-ever UVA graduate to virtually walk the Lawn while receiving hospice care.

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As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, March 17 stands out for the major operational impacts that it forced upon the University of Virginia. On that single day, UVA – among many changes – announced plans to keep its courses online through semester’s end, to postpone plans for a traditional Final Exercises, and to further restrict on-Grounds housing.

With most students vacating residence halls and continuing coursework remotely, the University chose to issue prorated refunds for dining and on-Grounds housing.

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Since UVA Health began testing for COVID-19, faculty, administrators and staff have been working around the clock to expand testing capabilities.

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Two years ago, University of Virginia professors Robert Bruner, David Smith and David Leblang teamed up to teach a class on the 2008 financial crisis, going over what happened in that crisis and how the country could prepare for the next one.

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As the United States confronts the current pandemic, health care providers everywhere are imploring Americans to stay home and stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. University of Virginia medical students are no exception, and they have found a creative way to get the message across.

Yesterday, a group of medical students released a video, “Don’t Come Out,” a social-distancing-themed cover of pop star Dua Lipa’s hit, “Don’t Start Now.”

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What’s a therapy dog to do during this time of quarantine and social distancing, when it can’t stroll the hospital halls, making health care workers, patients, and families smile?

Get the humans to let you show up virtually, of course.

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As COVID-19 spreads through the world, disrupting daily life as we knew it, economies are taking a hit and stock market values are falling.

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A classroom simulation that took place two years ago at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is playing out for real in eerie fashion in the form of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Just as the University of Virginia men’s basketball team was starting full-squad practices in the fall, head coach Tony Bennett wrote “SOW” on a dry erase board.

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The University of Virginia has issued offers of admission to 2,409 students in the regular-decision pool, closing out this year’s three application cycles.

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University of Virginia history professor Christian W. McMillen literally wrote the book on pandemics.

The author of “Discovering Tuberculosis: A Global History, 1900 to the Present” and “Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction,” McMillen researches the history of epidemic disease, as well as American Indian history.

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