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President Tim Sands encourages COVID-19 booster shots

Date: 12/08/2021
New COVID-19 variant not yet found in region

Labs in the state, including Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke, are sequencing about one in seven COVID-19 PCR tests in search of the variant.

Date: 12/06/2021
Winter break COVID-19 testing schedule for employees

Date: 12/06/2021
Flu cases up in region; health officials eye new variant

Specifically, flu cases were high among college students before Thanksgiving. With the spread of many seasonal respiratory illnesses, people should be tested for both COVID-19 and the flu if they experience symptoms, according to the New River Health District.

Date: 11/29/2021
All eligible students and employees should receive COVID-19 vaccination booster shot

Date: 11/29/2021

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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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