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New COVID-19 vaccine arrives in New River Valley

All three COVID-19 vaccines available are effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization, or death, said Noelle Bissell, health director of the New River Health District.

Date: 03/03/2021
Virginia Tech plans possible in-person events with a virtual spring 2021 commencement ceremony

With evolving public health conditions and state guidelines, university officials are currently exploring how to create special moments, smaller in size, so graduating students can mark their graduation accomplishments in appropriately sized groups.

Date: 03/03/2021
Spring study abroad programs to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Date: 03/01/2021
COVID-19 stimulus plan to help troubled U.S. economy recover from pandemic hardships, says economist

The Covid-19 stimulus bill is a positive step forward in helping the troubled U.S. economy, but Virginia Tech economist Kwok Ping ‘Byron’ Tsang says we still have a ways to go before recovering from the economic loss during the pandemic.

Date: 02/26/2021
Hooked on public good

For Lisa M. Lee, moving the needle on social justice is a big part of ethics — thinking not only about what public health can do to prevent disease and illness, but what and how it should do it.

Date: 02/26/2021

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President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020
University update on fees for spring semester

Date: 05/06/2020
Planning from the peak: A message from President Tim Sands

In the U.S., we are evidently near the peak of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We may have seen the worst that this disease can bring, but we are not yet confident that every day from here on will be better than the last.

Date: 04/26/2020

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