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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 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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