COVID-19 Community

A man in a gray dress shirt writes in a notebook while on the phone
Slouching on the couch? Wrists wrenched? Ergonomics expert April Chambers offers tips for adjusting your home workspace.
A man and woman in white smile for the camera
The pandemic can be difficult for kids to understand—two medical students, one on a research year at Pitt, have written an illustrated book to help.
Justin LeWinter in a blue face mask standing next to a truck and a pile of cardboard boxes
In Pittsburgh’s Hill District, local organizations are connecting through weekly phone calls to help people and businesses in need. From delivering lunch boxes to a mask donation program, the spirit of community is alive, even while residents are apart.
John Lush and Susan Hedrick in wedding attire
The story of John Lush (A&S ’04, EDUC ’05G) and Susan Hedrick’s surprise, celebrity-studded wedding started with a viral tweet. See how the cast of “The Office” made their May nuptials extra sweet.
Taylor Smith and Mike Riederer taking a selfie together
Pitt undergrads were part of a local EMT crew deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist in New York City this spring. Rising junior Taylor Smith said, “I’ve never seen hospitals so full.”
depiction of a video call including several elderly participants
Depression among older adults in the United States is high—roughly one in 10—and perhaps double that, if you include those just shy of meeting clinical criteria. Pitt’s Charles (Chip) Reynolds III shares tips for helping this population during the pandemic.
A child in a pink shirt and blue overalls and a dog playing with each other on the ground
Pitt medical, nursing and dental students built a volunteer network to provide health care workers the in-home childcare they need during the pandemic.
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The families of Pat Narduzzi, Jeff Capel, Lance White and Heather Lyke are donating a combined $500,000 to the Pitt Center for Vaccine Research. They're joined by the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins, which will give $100,000 each.
Belkys Torres speaking to students at a reception. Torres is wearing a gray top and skirt.
International students are faced with specialized concerns—like rapidly changing immigration and travel regulations—in addition to the issues faced by the entire University community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pitt steps in with support, advice and tools to help.