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From President Tim Sands: Increased testing and vigilance required, COVID variants presumed to be in region

Given the data we’re currently seeing and the uncertainty over the spread of more potent variants, it is important to take these actions now to bring the virus under better control and prevent the need to impose more stringent measures.

Date: 02/16/2021
International virologist to address the faith, science of COVID-19 vaccinations in Black communities

Oveta Fuller, a scientist and ordained minister who has worked to address HIV awareness through faith leaders, will bring her experience working with HIV/AIDS to a discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic and resistance to getting vaccinated in the next installment of the Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series, hosted by Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC.

Date: 02/15/2021
Avoiding relationship ruts during the pandemic

Rose Wesche, an assistant professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Human Development and Family Science, offers three commonly accepted, research-based strategies that can help romantic relationships thrive during any amount of stress.

Date: 02/11/2021
Bissell: Cheer on every COVID-19 vaccine given, even if it's not for you

It could be the end of March or later before the New River Health District can begin vaccinating people who are eligible in phase 1c, which includes employees of higher education institutions.

Date: 02/10/2021
Students answer calls for Virginia Tech's COVID-19 helpline

Students with the university's helpline say why it's important to help out in getting information to the community about Virginia Tech's ongoing response to COVID-19. The helpline number is 540-231-7600, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_seq0ntqg

Date: 02/10/2021

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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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