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Health care system leader to discuss importance of digital innovation at next Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture

Roberta Schwartz, executive vice president and chief innovation officer at Houston Methodist Hospital, serves as incident commander for the hospital’s COVID-19 response.

Date: 10/08/2021
Data-Driven Research Accelerator Workshop jump-starts social science research

The Policy Destination Area and University Libraries collaborated to offer a research accelerator workshop in July to help social scientists refocus their research efforts after a year affected by the pandemic.

Date: 09/29/2021
Why are masks still required indoors at Virginia Tech?

Until COVID-19 transmission rates remain consistently low, the university will continue to require individuals to wear masks in public, indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

Date: 09/28/2021
As COVID-19 cases decline, local hospitals remain at capacity

The Pfizer vaccine booster has been authorized for those who are 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities, and people who are age 50 to 64 with underlying medical conditions. The booster also is available for people ages 18 to 49 with underlying medical conditions and for those who work in high-risk jobs.

Date: 09/27/2021
Researchers receive $1.75 million grant to study host variation

Disease outbreaks and evolution are hard to predict. Researchers at Virginia Tech and three other institutions are studying immunity variation to get a better grasp on this phenomenon.

Date: 09/27/2021

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A message to Blacksburg Hokies from President Tim Sands

Prior to Gov. Ralph Northam’s new executive order, President Tim Sands sent the following message to all students to reinforce social distancing practices.

Date: 03/30/2020
A March 27 message to the Virginia Tech community from President Tim Sands

I strongly encourage you to follow public health guidelines to stay at home and practice social distancing to keep our community healthy and ensure that we continue to have the capacity to care for and manage the needs of those who become ill.

Date: 03/27/2020
A message from Don Taylor: Research Resources for COVID-19

Date: 03/24/2020
A message from Vice President of Human Resources Bryan Garey

We hope to rebound quickly from this health crisis. We will assess the ongoing financial impact on the university and will keep you informed as our plans emerge.

Date: 03/24/2020
A message from the Global Education Office on study abroad support

Date: 03/24/2020

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