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Bissell: COVID-19 is the pandemic of the unvaccinated

Noelle Bissell, health director of the New River Health District, said she is excited that a substantial number of the region’s college students have received COVID-19 vaccines.

Date: 08/16/2021
More than 90 percent of Hokie students fully vaccinated for COVID-19

The high percentage of vaccinated Hokies gives Virginia Tech the opportunity to return to a level of normalcy, including resuming in-person classes and many campus activities that could not happen last fall due to the pandemic and before COVID-19 vaccines were available.

Date: 08/13/2021
Veterinarian vaccinators help create new normal

Virginia Tech is hard at work preparing for an in-person fall semester, and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has helped contribute to this “new normal,” vaccinating not our furry friends, but human members of our community. Full vaccination against COVID-19 is vital for the health of Hokie Nation and beyond.

Date: 08/13/2021
What is a variant, how does it form, and why is it harmful?

The answer for reducing the development of variants is to stop transmitting the virus, said Lisa M. Lee, associate vice president for scholarly integrity and research compliance and professor of public health at Virginia Tech. Until 85 percent of the world’s population is vaccinated, the virus will mutate and produce variants.

Date: 08/11/2021
Centralized distribution of PPE to begin Aug. 16

Date: 08/11/2021

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
A message from President Tim Sands: Implementing mandatory random prevalence testing

Mandatory random prevalence testing will allow monitoring of the status of COVID-19 on campus and in Blacksburg with a statistically significant sample of the entire undergraduate population.

Date: 09/18/2020
A letter from Frank Shushok Jr.: Remember our calling

Ut Prosim compels us to model love — in whatever shape it is most needed at any given time. Right now, we especially need the kind of courageous love that puts others first, makes hard decisions, holds others accountable, and models the brilliance of an “all-in” community.

Date: 07/21/2020

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