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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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COVID-19 update: A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

At present, all university locations are open. Should COVID-19 affect any future campus operations, Human Resources is exploring options to support our employees including leave, alternative work locations, and flexible schedules.

Date: 03/10/2020
A message from Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke

In this message, Provost Clarke encourages faculty to become familiar with strategies to continue teaching through disruptions and to plan for the possibility that students and faculty may not be able to meet for course sessions in person.

Date: 03/10/2020
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute postpones public events in March

Date: 03/09/2020
COVID-19 update: Checklist available for returning faculty, staff, and students

Students, faculty, and staff who have arrived or will be returning from a CDC Warning Level 2 or 3 travel notice area or other areas of risk identified by the university, whether studying abroad, teaching, conducting research, or on spring break, should complete the following Virginia Tech Emergency Management form to share self-quarantine plans with the university.

Date: 03/09/2020
A message to the Virginia Tech community

Amid growing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infections across the world and the United States, it is important for us to pause for a moment and consider how our thoughts, our words, and our actions influence others in our community who are equally affected by this global health crisis.

Date: 03/06/2020

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