COVID-19 Updates

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With COVID-19 looming as a public health threat, people from throughout the University are looking at all the different issues Pitt could encounter if the disease spreads near or on its campuses. Peek behind the scenes at the Emergency Operations Center.
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On March 3, Pitt announced that it was canceling all University-sponsored spring break travel involving air travel, and instructing students studying in programs in Spain, France and Germany to return to the United States and engage in social distancing. 
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The University of Pittsburgh continues to monitor the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and is taking steps to respond to community needs.
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While identifying a new disease by its place of origin seems intuitive, history demonstrates that doing so can harm the people who live there, contends Pitt historian Mari Webel.
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More than 250 people attended a panel discussion on Feb. 12 to hear a group of Pitt and county experts discuss the coronavirus outbreak.
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The University of Pittsburgh is among a select few institutions expected to receive samples of the coronavirus for study. In his remarks to the University Senate, Paul Duprex, director of the Center for Vaccine Research, highlighted the tremendous history the University has in working on vaccines and why this matters.
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Pitt virologists answer questions concerning coronavirus and how the recent outbreak started.