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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
Health district expects new vaccine priority group to be smaller than others

May 1 is the goal date to begin offering vaccines to the wider public, according to the New River Health District.

Date: 03/29/2021
Blacksburg and Virginia Tech to maintain consistent gathering sizes to limit COVID-19 spread

In a letter to the campus community, Dean of Students Byron Hughes and Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson write, "We hope that students and community members will still find ways to gather safely – whether that is in their pod, enjoying outdoor recreational activities in smaller groups, or attending some of the many events Virginia Tech is offering that follow current safety guidelines."

Date: 03/24/2021
Linsey Marr honored with Ut Prosim Scholar Award

Marr, one of fewer than 12 experts worldwide on the aerosol transmission of viruses, has published over 100 journal articles and completed more than 35 sponsored research projects as part of her interdisciplinary approach to science.

Date: 03/22/2021

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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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