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Bissell: Cheer on every COVID-19 vaccine given, even if it's not for you

It could be the end of March or later before the New River Health District can begin vaccinating people who are eligible in phase 1c, which includes employees of higher education institutions.

Date: 02/10/2021
Students answer calls for Virginia Tech's COVID-19 helpline

Students with the university's helpline say why it's important to help out in getting information to the community about Virginia Tech's ongoing response to COVID-19. The helpline number is 540-231-7600, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_seq0ntqg

Date: 02/10/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of Feb. 8

Date: 02/10/2021
From Byron Hughes: Stay vigilant, even when it's tough to do

Over the past couple of weeks, it has not been uncommon to hear people talk about hitting the wall. This kind of relentless fatigue can lead to a loss of vigilance and the desire to give up public safety practices. Please don’t.

Date: 02/10/2021
Poor and climate-vulnerable regions hard hit by nationwide lockdowns

The Sundarbans region of India, devastated by COVID-19 lockdown, tells a story for other poor and climate-vulnerable regions of the world.

Date: 02/09/2021

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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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