COVID-19 Updates

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From reopening preparations to parking, the staff town hall covered what employees need to know, whether they’re working remotely or returning to campus.
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The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has announced the test optional policy for fall 2021 admission has been expanded to first-year applicants in all programs, majors, schools and colleges on the Pittsburgh campus, with the exception of the School of Nursing.
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Coming to campus this week? Here are 9 things you need to know, in as few words as possible. But if you remember anything, it’s this: Keep a safe distance (six feet), wash your hands (20 seconds) and wear a face covering, even outside.
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More than a dozen student leaders have collaborated to create the Pitt Community Compact—a statement of personal accountability they’re asking all people at Pitt to read and affirm as on-campus activities resume.
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COVID-19 testing, the community compact, moving to campus and Flex@Pitt were among the topics students had lingering questions about.
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Classroom schedules and availability, contact tracing, and faculty assessments and evaluations were among the questions fielded in a recent discussion.
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From enhanced cleaning protocols to improved air quality systems, Pitt’s Office of Facilities Management is working hard to prepare for fall.
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Pitt faculty, staff and students have been working to create safer, tech-enabled classrooms and resources to help Flex@Pitt succeed this fall. Learn about some of the expanded tutoring and teaching opportunities.
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Proceeds from a new Pitt Athletics T-shirt are supporting the Center for Vaccine Research in its work developing a COVID-19 vaccine to emerge “Over Fate and Foe Victorious.”
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Hari Sastry, senior vice chancellor and chief financial officer, says the fiscal year 2021 budget announced on July 15 enables Pitt to fulfill its mission of academic excellence, research, economic development and community engagement, even while the University addresses the tremendous challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.