COVID-19 Updates

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“If you can avoid it, you should avoid it, and there’s no reason to not take reasonable precautions,” says Madeleine Biache, a Pitt student who contracted COVID-19 this spring. See what advice she has for students as they return to campus this fall.
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Contact tracing has been underway at Pitt for months to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. To make it effective, the entire Pitt community is being asked to follow certain procedures when any of its members test positive or experience symptoms.
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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.