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Community conversation to focus on COVID-19 vaccine, public health guidelines

Date: 01/13/2021
From Virginia Cooperative Extension to the Virginia Tech classroom

When classes went virtual due to COVID-19, Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty and teaching assistants adapted the way they taught in order to continue to deliver a world-class education.

Date: 01/13/2021
Health department's New River District to expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution to Phase 1b recipients

This large group, which the Virginia Department of Health categorizes as phase 1b, includes police officers, firefighters, K-12 teachers and staff, mail carriers, grocery store employees, and people ages 75 and older.

Date: 01/10/2021
Virginia Tech continues to strengthen COVID-19 case management efforts

Additional employee case managers and a new student advocate program to assist students in on-campus isolation and quarantine spaces are among new ways Virginia Tech is enhancing COVID-19 support for employees and students.

Date: 01/07/2021
Portion of medical school community part of priority group to receive COVID-19 vaccine

As VTCSOM students are returning from winter break, they will be eligible to receive the vaccine through Carilion Clinic. All VTCSOM students interact with patients at Carilion Clinic’s hospitals and outpatient facilities; because of this close contact, students qualify as part of the Phase 1a group under VDH guidelines to receive the vaccine.

Date: 01/06/2021

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
A message from President Tim Sands: Implementing mandatory random prevalence testing

Mandatory random prevalence testing will allow monitoring of the status of COVID-19 on campus and in Blacksburg with a statistically significant sample of the entire undergraduate population.

Date: 09/18/2020
A letter from Frank Shushok Jr.: Remember our calling

Ut Prosim compels us to model love — in whatever shape it is most needed at any given time. Right now, we especially need the kind of courageous love that puts others first, makes hard decisions, holds others accountable, and models the brilliance of an “all-in” community.

Date: 07/21/2020

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