COVID-19

A person in a dark shirt and face mask uses a spray bottle to clean a surface
Newly initiated as part of the University’s response to coronavirus, the Pandemic Safety Ambassador Network of volunteers helps inform and educate those on campus about health and safety protocols.
A person in a face mask uses a laptop while sitting on the lawn in front of Heinz Chapel
Students are encouraged to responsibly enjoy the lawns around the Pittsburgh campus, including the Cathedral of Learning, Petersen Events Center, Schenley Plaza and Soldiers & Sailors.
Slaw in cups, arranged in rows on a table
Table for one? Pitt dining staff deliver healthful meals and provide abundant snacks and drinks for students in isolation housing.
A woman in glasses with trees in the background
In a pair of studies, ecologist Jessica Stephenson found that both animals and humans instinctually hunker down in small groups when infection looms—but that impulse can come with a price.
A person in a face mask, white coat and blue gloves holds up a vial
The discovery in animals is being used to make a drug for potential therapeutic and preventive use against COVID-19 in humans.
a screen showing a woman swabbing her nose, with directions in white text over a blue background that say "Hold cotton swab in place against the inside wall of your nostril for 10 seconds"
The University of Pittsburgh is working to monitor and contain the spread of COVID-19 on and off campus by randomly testing students for the virus. Going through the process is easier than you might think—take a look.
A person in a blue face mask and white lab coat holds up a gold object
A recent survey of University research-related staff and postdocs shows that nearly two-thirds of respondents felt that Pitt’s research restart had gone at least as well as or better than they expected.
A depiction of a bloodstream and a virus
The National Institutes of Health has selected Pitt to lead a trio of Phase 3 clinical trials involving COVID-19 patients that will explore the use of blood thinners in saving lives and improving care.
A man in a Pitt face mask and striped shirt
Compressing the academic calendar to finish on-campus learning by Thanksgiving break means Labor Day is a class and work day at Pitt this year. The move was designed to limit the risk of spreading COVID-19 during the holiday travel season.
A person in a face mask next to a tablet
Face coverings are now required—indoors and out—regardless of Pitt’s operational posture.