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Bissell: Vigilance still needed even as case numbers improve

The district continues to vaccinate people who fall in the state’s phase 1a and phase 1b priority groups. It could be April before the district is able to move to the next priority group, which is phase 1c.

Date: 02/24/2021
A letter to students from Vice Provost Rachel Holloway

Your wellness is foundational to your academic success, especially as you navigate this unprecedented environment.

Date: 02/24/2021
Mathematics’ Lauren Childs helps address the complex problems of malaria

Childs recently co-authored a report with a team from Harvard University on the role of natural mosquito behavior on transmission of a disease that threatens half the world’s population.

Date: 02/23/2021
Student COVID-19 case investigators and contact tracers develop public health skills, navigate disparities

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia Tech Master of Public Health students have served as case investigators and contact tracers in the New River Valley, Roanoke City, Alleghany County, and beyond the region in Central Shenandoah. These roles, which support confirmed and probable cases and notify possible contacts of exposure, are key to limiting COVID-19 transmission.

Date: 02/22/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of Feb. 15

Date: 02/18/2021

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
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
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
A message from President Tim Sands: Implementing mandatory random prevalence testing

Mandatory random prevalence testing will allow monitoring of the status of COVID-19 on campus and in Blacksburg with a statistically significant sample of the entire undergraduate population.

Date: 09/18/2020
A letter from Frank Shushok Jr.: Remember our calling

Ut Prosim compels us to model love — in whatever shape it is most needed at any given time. Right now, we especially need the kind of courageous love that puts others first, makes hard decisions, holds others accountable, and models the brilliance of an “all-in” community.

Date: 07/21/2020

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