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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
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
On the front lines of public health

Hundreds of volunteers, including many Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, are part of the Medical Reserve Corps in the New River Valley and are serving at COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites.

Date: 02/05/2021

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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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