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COVID-19 testing program outlined for fall semester

The university is committed to the health and well-being of its community members and reducing the spread of COVID-19, while pursuing the goal of an in-person fall semester that offers the fullest possible educational experience.

Date: 08/02/2021
In region, severe COVID-19 cases highest among the unvaccinated

People who are vaccinated remain the most protected from contracting COVID-19 or from becoming seriously ill with it, according to the New River Health District and the Virginia Department of Health.

Date: 08/02/2021
Updates to Global Travel Policy reflect lessons learned from pandemic response

Date: 07/28/2021
A commitment to campus life

Motivated by a call to serve, employees in Blacksburg were dedicated to keeping campus life as normal as possible during the 2020-21 academic year.

Date: 07/27/2021
As Delta variant circulates, Bissell urges people to disregard vaccine misinformation

About 42 percent of the district is fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Once people are vaccinated, it is extremely rare to be infected with the coronavirus. If someone who is vaccinated gets the virus, symptoms are mild, said Noelle Bissell, health director of the New River Health District.

Date: 07/26/2021

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Statements

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A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

Like other offices on campus, the Dean of Students Office will be available to you as the semester proceeds.

Date: 03/16/2020
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

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