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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
Q&A: Vaccine basics, their history, importance, and role in COVID-19

Kate Langwig, a quantitative disease ecologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech, breaks down the basics about vaccines, how they work, and how they have protected humans from lethal diseases for decades.

Date: 02/01/2021
Virginia Tech intends to help students following Town of Blacksburg’s act of generosity

Virginia Tech intends to provide relief to students by not requiring the mandatory Transportation Services Fee for the spring semester, pending approval from the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Date: 02/01/2021
Virginia Tech researchers garner two major awards in COVID-19 forecasting challenges

DeepOutbreak, a team of researchers from Virginia Tech's Sanghani Center, Georgia Tech, and the University of Iowa, took first place in the COVID-19 Symptom Data Challenge using Facebook symptom survey data and second place in the COVID-19 Grand Challenge.

Date: 01/29/2021

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COVID-19 update: A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

At present, all university locations are open. Should COVID-19 affect any future campus operations, Human Resources is exploring options to support our employees including leave, alternative work locations, and flexible schedules.

Date: 03/10/2020
A message from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke

In this message, Provost Clarke encourages faculty to become familiar with strategies to continue teaching through disruptions and to plan for the possibility that students and faculty may not be able to meet for course sessions in person.

Date: 03/10/2020
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute postpones public events in March

Date: 03/09/2020
COVID-19 update: Checklist available for returning faculty, staff, and students

Students, faculty, and staff who have arrived or will be returning from a CDC Warning Level 2 or 3 travel notice area or other areas of risk identified by the university, whether studying abroad, teaching, conducting research, or on spring break, should complete the following Virginia Tech Emergency Management form to share self-quarantine plans with the university.

Date: 03/09/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community

Amid growing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infections across the world and the United States, it is important for us to pause for a moment and consider how our thoughts, our words, and our actions influence others in our community who are equally affected by this global health crisis.

Date: 03/06/2020

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