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As COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, health district may move to new phase by April

The New River Health District is administering three vaccine versions — Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. All three are effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization, and death, according to the district.

Date: 03/10/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of March 8

Date: 03/10/2021
Pod network offers perks for groups

Hundreds of students are taking part in the enhanced pod network on the Blacksburg campus this semester. The network offers specifically tailored activities and resources for groups committed to each other's well-being.

Date: 03/09/2021
J. Mark Sowers Distinguished Lecture Series continues online with Nobel Prize winning physicist, Donna Strickland

The online event on March 10 will feature Strickland, who is a professor with the University of Waterloo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. She co-won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for her work in developing chirped pulse laser amplification with Gérard Mourou, her Ph.D. supervisor at the time.

Date: 03/07/2021
Virginia Tech researcher highlights infectious diseases and social distancing in nature

In a new review published in Science, Dana Hawley, a professor of biological sciences in the Virginia Tech College of Science, and a team of scientists have highlighted some non-human species that have intuitively practiced social distancing when one of their own became sick - long before humans learned about and started “social distancing due to COVID-19."

Date: 03/04/2021

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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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