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Health department's New River District to expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution to Phase 1b recipients

This large group, which the Virginia Department of Health categorizes as phase 1b, includes police officers, firefighters, K-12 teachers and staff, mail carriers, grocery store employees, and people ages 75 and older.

Date: 01/10/2021
Virginia Tech continues to strengthen COVID-19 case management efforts

Additional employee case managers and a new student advocate program to assist students in on-campus isolation and quarantine spaces are among new ways Virginia Tech is enhancing COVID-19 support for employees and students.

Date: 01/07/2021
Portion of medical school community part of priority group to receive COVID-19 vaccine

As VTCSOM students are returning from winter break, they will be eligible to receive the vaccine through Carilion Clinic. All VTCSOM students interact with patients at Carilion Clinic’s hospitals and outpatient facilities; because of this close contact, students qualify as part of the Phase 1a group under VDH guidelines to receive the vaccine.

Date: 01/06/2021
Bissell: COVID-19 vaccine is light at tunnel's end, but the tunnel is long

The New River Health District is working on plans to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in a large-scale way, but it must follow state and federal guidelines that direct the order in which different groups receive it.

Date: 01/06/2021
COVID-19 related leave update

Date: 01/06/2021

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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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