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Door to door deliveries, outdoor time, daily check-ins: New features improve campus quarantine, isolation

New features include a student advocate program, welcome desks at each residence hall for receiving deliveries and communicating with students, and an outdoor courtyard.

Date: 04/07/2021
Veterinary college's Small Animal Community Practice pivots to enhance experiential learning

In response to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine’s community practice — which trains Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students in a veterinary practice setting — put into action a creative plan to ensure essential hands-on experiences.

Date: 04/06/2021
Demand for COVID-19 vaccine still stronger than supply in district

Looking ahead, the New River Health District is in discussions about how it can administer vaccines to college students, once larger quantities of vaccine supplies become available.

Date: 04/05/2021
From Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey: Vaccine update for D.C. metro area employees

Date: 04/02/2021
Campus COVID-19 cases trending down

Over the past 10 days, coronavirus case numbers have plateaued, reflecting a similar pattern at the same point during the fall 2020 semester when case counts dwindled. Still, vigilance remains essential.

Date: 04/01/2021

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Statements

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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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