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On Friday, Feb. 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that those living in counties where COVID-19 presents a low or medium threat to hospitals may opt out from wearing masks, according to AP News. More than 70% of Americans live in low- and medium-risk counties.

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Public health officials are discussing the possibility of a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccines, according to CNN. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is following emerging data on the COVID-19 pandemic and its variants, domestically and internationally, to determine if or when a fourth dose …

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The U.S. reached an unfortunate milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic as the death toll surpassed 900,000 reported deaths. The record was partly caused by the omicron variant, which accelerated the number of deaths, according to Fox 8.

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On Dec. 28, Virginia Tech President Tim Sands announced in a VTx article that the university will require COVID-19 booster shots for all students and employees prior to their return to Blacksburg for the spring semester. These shots are required within 14 days of eligibility for everyone, me…

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On Nov. 1, university leadership decided against the continued operation of The Gallery, student housing located in Alexandria, Virginia, that undergraduate, graduate and international students alike take advantage of for its proximity to various opportunities in the DC metro area. Some of t…

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The Virginia General Assembly gave final approval to a bill legalizing possession of marijuana and limited home growth in the Commonwealth of Virginia starting July 1, 2021. This came three years sooner than anticipated.