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Vaccination, booster, and testing program in place for 2022 Spring semester

Date: 01/04/2022
COVID vaccination booster clinics on Jan. 11 and 25

Date: 01/03/2022
Statement of Governor Ralph S. Northam on COVID case numbers

Date: 12/29/2021
From President Tim Sands: Booster shots, tests, and masks required for spring semester start

We must begin the new year with that same commitment and some additional measures as we will likely be fighting two COVID-19 variants along with seasonal influenza and other common respiratory infections. Our goal is to operate safely and in person to the greatest extent possible, while also safeguarding the capacity of the health care systems in our communities.

Date: 12/28/2021
Avoid holiday gatherings if you're sick, other tips for COVID-19 safety this season

Though the newest coronavirus variant, omicron, hasn’t yet made its way to the region, Noelle Bissell, New River Health District health director, expects that it soon will come. That, plus the large number of people who will travel and gather for the holidays, likely will push COVID-19 cases higher.

Date: 12/20/2021

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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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