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Bissell: High demand for COVID-19 vaccine creates anxiety, frustration

The New River Health District receives about 2,000 vaccine doses a week from the Virginia Department of Health. It doesn’t expect that amount to increase until late March.

Date: 02/03/2021
From President Tim Sands: Vaccines offer promise, but we have to do more

Although there are countless factors directly impacting the pandemic at a global scale, we can take control of the pandemic locally by aiming to drive the new case rate and positivity nearly to zero.

Date: 02/02/2021
Q&A: Vaccine basics, their history, importance, and role in COVID-19

Kate Langwig, a quantitative disease ecologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech, breaks down the basics about vaccines, how they work, and how they have protected humans from lethal diseases for decades.

Date: 02/01/2021
Virginia Tech intends to help students following Town of Blacksburg’s act of generosity

Virginia Tech intends to provide relief to students by not requiring the mandatory Transportation Services Fee for the spring semester, pending approval from the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Date: 02/01/2021
Virginia Tech researchers garner two major awards in COVID-19 forecasting challenges

DeepOutbreak, a team of researchers from Virginia Tech's Sanghani Center, Georgia Tech, and the University of Iowa, took first place in the COVID-19 Symptom Data Challenge using Facebook symptom survey data and second place in the COVID-19 Grand Challenge.

Date: 01/29/2021

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President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020
University update on fees for spring semester

Date: 05/06/2020
Planning from the peak: A message from President Tim Sands

In the U.S., we are evidently near the peak of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We may have seen the worst that this disease can bring, but we are not yet confident that every day from here on will be better than the last.

Date: 04/26/2020

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