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Health care system leader to discuss importance of digital innovation at next Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture

Roberta Schwartz, executive vice president and chief innovation officer at Houston Methodist Hospital, serves as incident commander for the hospital’s COVID-19 response.

Date: 10/08/2021
Why are masks still required indoors at Virginia Tech?

Until COVID-19 transmission rates remain consistently low, the university will continue to require individuals to wear masks in public, indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

Date: 09/28/2021
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

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