The first shipment of what will be a total of 20,000 facemasks, coordinated by Charlottesville-based 2003 Darden graduate Jerry Peng, arrived Thursday.
Students and their families can opt to take cash refunds or apply their credits toward future tuition, room, board or other charges.
The expanded capacity comes at an important moment, as a shortage of tests has hampered the ability of care providers across the country to accurately diagnose patients and isolate those with the disease.
Kenny, the School of Nursing’s therapy dog, appeared online Tuesday via Zoom with human companion Edie Barbero.
Area charities are benefitting from food donations after the University closed most of its food service outlets in response to pandemic.
“Quite simply, thank you. After this extraordinary week, never have I felt more fortunate to be part of this community.”
UVA Health physicians, nurses, researchers and staff have been working around the clock to care for patients, develop tests and keep up the fight against COVID-19.
The new capability allows UVA Health to more broadly and immediately advance its service to the public during this crisis and will provide a better idea of the spread of COVID-19 in the area.