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As COVID-19 cases decline, local hospitals remain at capacity

The Pfizer vaccine booster has been authorized for those who are 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities, and people who are age 50 to 64 with underlying medical conditions. The booster also is available for people ages 18 to 49 with underlying medical conditions and for those who work in high-risk jobs.

Date: 09/27/2021
Researchers receive $1.75 million grant to study host variation

Disease outbreaks and evolution are hard to predict. Researchers at Virginia Tech and three other institutions are studying immunity variation to get a better grasp on this phenomenon.

Date: 09/27/2021
Virginia Cooperative Extension agents to be trusted messengers for COVID-19 vaccine information

A group of Virginia Tech researchers, along with partners at Virginia State University, are working to deliver facts about the COVID-19 vaccine to the hesitant in rural Virginia via messengers they know and trust: Virginia Cooperative Extension agents.

Date: 09/22/2021
President Tim Sands updates Blacksburg campus on COVID-19 status

Although the pandemic still has the potential to change our status, we have good evidence that your vigilance in observing public health policy and guidance made it possible for us to start the semester with a degree of confidence and optimism about the future.

Date: 09/20/2021
Employee COVID-19 vaccination deadline is Oct. 1; mask requirements remain in effect

Date: 09/17/2021

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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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