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Health district makes plans for COVID-19 vaccine, urges holiday vigilance

“The vaccine’s not going to be a panacea,” said Noelle Bissell, health director of the New River Health District. “It’s not going to immediately solve problems and flip a switch that we can go back to normal.”

Date: 12/02/2020
Alumnus nears $1.5 million in cash and resources donated via virtual dance parties

Since March, Chris Kopec has used his virtual dance parties to lift the spirits of millions around the globe, while raising funds and resources for a variety of charities. He's nearing the $1.5 million mark with his year-end finale planned for Dec. 5.

Date: 12/02/2020
Pamplin grad on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19

Chris Yoder ’98 is chief executive officer of Simple Laboratories, a company he co-founded in 2014. Simple Laboratories is a Chicago-based independent clinical laboratory and has been on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic since day one.

Date: 12/02/2020
How you can help local charities impacted by COVID-19

Virginia Tech employees donate to charities every year through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. This year has presented unique challenges, and the pandemic has impacted charities and their ability to help communities in need.

Date: 12/02/2020
'The closest thing to being at the Thanksgiving table' — How these Hokies celebrated Thanksgiving

Students who spent Nov. 26 in on-campus quarantine and isolation due to COVID-19 enjoyed a special Thanksgiving dinner delivered to their rooms and were invited to gather virtually with fellow Hokies and Student Affairs staff that day.

Date: 11/29/2020

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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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