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From Byron Hughes: Stay vigilant, even when it's tough to do

Over the past couple of weeks, it has not been uncommon to hear people talk about hitting the wall. This kind of relentless fatigue can lead to a loss of vigilance and the desire to give up public safety practices. Please don’t.

Date: 02/10/2021
Poor and climate-vulnerable regions hard hit by nationwide lockdowns

The Sundarbans region of India, devastated by COVID-19 lockdown, tells a story for other poor and climate-vulnerable regions of the world.

Date: 02/09/2021
On the front lines of public health

Hundreds of volunteers, including many Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, are part of the Medical Reserve Corps in the New River Valley and are serving at COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites.

Date: 02/05/2021
Bissell: High demand for COVID-19 vaccine creates anxiety, frustration

The New River Health District receives about 2,000 vaccine doses a week from the Virginia Department of Health. It doesn’t expect that amount to increase until late March.

Date: 02/03/2021
From President Tim Sands: Vaccines offer promise, but we have to do more

Although there are countless factors directly impacting the pandemic at a global scale, we can take control of the pandemic locally by aiming to drive the new case rate and positivity nearly to zero.

Date: 02/02/2021

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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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