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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
Appointments required for large COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children on Nov. 19 in Christiansburg

Date: 11/16/2021
New study shows differences in how men and women perceive risks of COVID-19 pandemic

When survey responders were asked during a Virginia Tech study to rate their fear of the pandemic on a sliding scale, nearly 20 percent of women chose the highest possible option compared with 9.3 percent of men. However, previous studies have shown that men are more likely to experience severe illness or die of COVID-19.

Date: 11/11/2021
Michael Mulhare recognized for service and leadership during Virginia Tech’s COVID-19 response

For the past 20 months, Mulhare has been at the forefront of the university’s response to the virus, serving as Virginia Tech’s COVID director, leader of the Incident Management Team, and advisor to President Tim Sands and his leadership team.

Date: 11/11/2021

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A message to the Virginia Tech community regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health, and Virginia Tech’s Schiffert Health Center, a number of important actions are in the process of being planned and implemented.

Date: 03/03/2020
Open letter to the Virginia Tech community: University suspending participation in all activities in Italy

Because of the continued growth in the number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a “Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel” for Italy earlier this afternoon. Given this development, and in accordance with Policy 1070, Virginia Tech is suspending participation in all activities in Italy immediately.

Date: 02/28/2020

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