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Keeping Our Community Healthy: Fall and Winter Tips for Preventing Influenza, RSV, and COVID-19

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Keeping our community healthy this fall and winter | Virginia Tech News

  • Vaccinations: Get vaccinated against influenza and COVID-19 to prevent severe illness and reduce transmission.
  • Spend time outdoors: Viruses spread more easily indoors, so enjoy outdoor activities this fall.
  • Frequent handwashing: Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home if sick: If you’re feeling unwell, stay home and seek appropriate support.
  • Vaccinations: Protecting against influenza and COVID-19

    Vaccination remains a crucial tool in preventing severe illness and reducing the spread of respiratory viruses like influenza and COVID-19. Virginia Tech students can receive flu vaccines and the latest COVID-19 booster at the annual Flu Shot Clinic or by scheduling an appointment. Faculty and staff can watch for more information on Hokie Wellness flu vaccine clinics. To find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster location near you, visit Vaccinate Virginia.

    Spend time outdoors: Minimizing indoor transmission

    Viruses spread more readily indoors, so it’s important to spend time outdoors this fall. Connect with Venture Out for information on hiking trails in the area and explore the fall Venture Out trip schedule and upcoming Recreational Sports events.

    Frequent handwashing: A simple yet effective preventive measure

    Regular handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is crucial in reducing the risk of contracting and spreading respiratory viruses. When soap is not available, use hand sanitizer as an alternative.

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    Stay home if sick: Prioritizing health and well-being

    If you’re feeling unwell, it’s essential to stay home and seek appropriate support. Students can contact the Dean of Students Office for absence verification or additional academic support. For medical guidance, students should reach out to Schiffert Health Center or their healthcare provider. Employees should notify their supervisor and contact their healthcare provider for guidance and testing. Human Resources can assist with questions regarding sick leave or remote work options.

    Masks: While masks are not required in university facilities, they can offer protection against COVID-19. For guidance on wearing masks effectively, refer to the CDC’s recommendations.

    For more information on seasonal viruses like the flu and COVID-19, visit the university’s Public Health Information website.

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