In response to an increase in cases on campus, the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown campus has moved to the Elevated Risk operational posture, effective Oct. 14.
The University’s team of medical experts, including the Healthcare Advisory Group and COVID-19 Medical Response Office (CMRO), assessed the situation in Johnstown after 10 new student cases were reported over the past week. The CMRO has started implementing mitigation, containment and testing strategies to help keep the Pitt-Johnstown community safe and healthy.
In the Elevated Risk Posture, some activities are in person, but most are virtual. The University’s Resilience Framework has plans to address the movement of operational risk postures so students can continue their educational pathway uninterrupted.
Pitt's health rules remain the same through every risk posture on all campuses: Face coverings are required inside and out; physical distancing is necessary, with a minimum of 6 feet between people when possible; and wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.