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Student COVID-19 case investigators and contact tracers develop public health skills, navigate disparities

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia Tech Master of Public Health students have served as case investigators and contact tracers in the New River Valley, Roanoke City, Alleghany County, and beyond the region in Central Shenandoah. These roles, which support confirmed and probable cases and notify possible contacts of exposure, are key to limiting COVID-19 transmission.

Date: 02/22/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of Feb. 15

Date: 02/18/2021
COVID-19 vaccine continues rollout in region

Along with its own vaccination clinics, the New River Health District is partnering with about 20 local pharmacies and medical providers to administer the vaccine to people age 65 and older.

Date: 02/17/2021
COVID-19 simulation model creates scenarios

Such factors as the continued adoption of face coverings, the frequency of public health messaging, and the availability of vaccines are used to predict the rate of infection and likelihood of completing the spring semester as planned.

Date: 02/17/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of Feb. 8

Date: 02/17/2021

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Statements

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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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