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Bissell: Vaccine demand is far greater than supply

It could be a couple of months until the New River Health District can offer the COVID-19 vaccine to people in phase 1c, which includes employees at higher education institutions.

Date: 01/20/2021
Why healthy eating can help you fight COVID-19

A healthy diet is essential to building a strong immune system so that your body is less susceptible to infection, including the coronavirus, says Carlin Rafie, a registered dietitian and professor in Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Date: 01/20/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
Photos: Spring 2021 move-in

Hokie families braved chilly weather and scattered snow showers to return to campus for the 2021 spring semester. Classes begin virtually on Jan. 19 with in-person and hybrid classes starting on Jan. 25.

Date: 01/18/2021
Virginia Tech and community leaders discuss vaccine progress, pandemic response

Virginia Tech and Blacksburg leaders emphasized patience, vigilance, and hope in the midst of the pandemic during a virtual community conversation event on Jan. 15.

Date: 01/18/2021

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A message from SVP and CBO Dwayne Pinkney

Efforts to reduce the on-campus population of students and employees support the overall public health goal of limiting the potential spread of the virus. The reduced on-campus population reduces the public health risk for the entire community – including those working on campus and working remotely.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

We have received many questions from employees about their options should the coronavirus spread more broadly across Virginia, especially with Friday’s announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam ordering all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks.

Date: 03/15/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

It’s in times like these past few days that the honor of being a Hokie feels especially amplified. With uncertainty and anxiety coming from every direction, the spirit of generosity from our students and their families has been humbling.

Date: 03/13/2020
University extends spring break, moves classes online, and more in response to COVID-19

In consultation with our partners in the Virginia Department of Health, we are adopting a range of principle-based actions, effective immediately. We are confident that these actions will lower the risk to our communities.

Date: 03/11/2020
COVID-19 update: A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

At present, all university locations are open. Should COVID-19 affect any future campus operations, Human Resources is exploring options to support our employees including leave, alternative work locations, and flexible schedules.

Date: 03/10/2020

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