COVID-19 Updates

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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.
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Hundreds of people in Western Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research trials for vaccines against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh announced today.
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Expert faculty members in the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine are at the helm of a new COVID-19 Medical Response Office, which will oversee the implementation of a virus monitoring program on all five Pitt campuses. The program will direct the University’s COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, reporting procedures and isolation and quarantine protocols.
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As the fall semester approaches, schools and departments at Pitt are working to reinvent the usual ways of teaching and learning. Read about the latest developments in Flex@Pitt and how the Swanson School of Engineering is flexing its creative muscles for the benefit of students and faculty alike.
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When it comes to data on COVID-19, there are disparities between what information states are recording and reporting—especially when it comes to race. Utibe Essien, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine, explains why racial data is so important to track.
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Established by Pitt’s Healthcare Advisory Group, three operational postures have been developed to guide the University in how restricted its activity levels should be. The postures are important for all members of the Pitt community to know and understand.
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Pitt students, faculty, staff and families are getting the first look at what an on-campus experience will look and feel like when some faculty and staff return to on-campus work and students are welcomed back for the fall.
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In this second Q&A with members of the Healthcare Advisory Group, the experts share more about what they’re learning as they address the University’s health and safety concerns.
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Pittwire asked four members of the Healthcare Advisory Group—a multidisciplinary panel of experts charged with addressing the questions facing the University as it prepares for fall—about what they know and what they're learning.
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The University will provide student residences in multiple hotels near the Pittsburgh campus under a plan approved today by the Property and Facilities Committee of the University’s Board of Trustees. The move is aimed at helping to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission.