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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
COVID-19 vaccine continues rollout in region

Along with its own vaccination clinics, the New River Health District is partnering with about 20 local pharmacies and medical providers to administer the vaccine to people age 65 and older.

Date: 02/17/2021
COVID-19 simulation model creates scenarios

Such factors as the continued adoption of face coverings, the frequency of public health messaging, and the availability of vaccines are used to predict the rate of infection and likelihood of completing the spring semester as planned.

Date: 02/17/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of Feb. 8

Date: 02/17/2021

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A message to the Virginia Tech community regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health, and Virginia Tech’s Schiffert Health Center, a number of important actions are in the process of being planned and implemented.

Date: 03/03/2020
Open letter to the Virginia Tech community: University suspending participation in all activities in Italy

Because of the continued growth in the number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a “Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel” for Italy earlier this afternoon. Given this development, and in accordance with Policy 1070, Virginia Tech is suspending participation in all activities in Italy immediately.

Date: 02/28/2020

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