coronavirus

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Arrival for new and returning Pitt students began Aug. 11 with fewer lines and less traffic, but with all the anticipation that comes with the start of a new academic year—and added safety measures to boot.
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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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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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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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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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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.