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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
Bissell: COVID-19 vaccine is light at tunnel's end, but the tunnel is long

The New River Health District is working on plans to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in a large-scale way, but it must follow state and federal guidelines that direct the order in which different groups receive it.

Date: 01/06/2021
COVID-19 related leave update

Date: 01/06/2021

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May commencement ceremonies to move online; senior celebration in Lane Stadium planned for September

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands acknowledged the mixed emotions he has heard from graduating seniors as the spring semester has been upended — but knowing that graduates and families needed time to plan for commencement activities, and knowing the fluidity of the ongoing pandemic and the responsive measures that the nation is taking, Sands and other university leaders set in motion a plan for a truly memorable celebration in September.

Date: 03/19/2020
Social distancing: Off-campus gatherings prohibited and enforced

Date: 03/18/2020
Dining Services hours and operations in response to COVID-19

Date: 03/18/2020
From President Tim Sands: An update on university response to the COVID-19 virus

Hokie Nation knows the value of assembling in large numbers to support our community. While the power of convening is extraordinary, today we can embrace our fellow Hokies and the members of our communities by respecting social distancing. This is a selfless act.

Date: 03/17/2020
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

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