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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
Service opportunity: Call for Student Advocates

Date: 01/04/2021

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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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