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Virginia Tech COVID-19 lab passes 100,000-sample milestone

Since opening, the Molecular Diagnostics Lab has analyzed thousands of samples from Virginia Tech students and employees who were tested for the COVID-19 virus through the university’s testing centers. That’s in addition to testing done for regional health districts since April 20, 2020.

Date: 04/05/2021
From Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey: Vaccine update for D.C. metro area employees

Date: 04/02/2021
Campus COVID-19 cases trending down

Over the past 10 days, coronavirus case numbers have plateaued, reflecting a similar pattern at the same point during the fall 2020 semester when case counts dwindled. Still, vigilance remains essential.

Date: 04/01/2021
Researchers receive grant to study misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine

Researchers at Virginia Tech are looking into how social media misinformation influences people’s intention to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, especially those within the Appalachian region, with help from a grant funded by the Fralin Life Sciences Institute and the Data and Decisions Destination Area.

Date: 04/01/2021
Graduates of first virtual Master Food Volunteers program ready to serve Virginia communities

Virginia Cooperative Extension’s initiative that teaches ordinary Virginians to be food safety and nutrition educators had to undergo a challenging transformation in light of the pandemic, but now it’s back and better than ever.

Date: 03/30/2021

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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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