COVID-19 Medical Response Office
Thursday, February 11, 2021
The University of Pittsburgh is working to monitor and contain the spread of COVID-19 on and off campus by randomly selecting and testing students for the virus. The process on the Pittsburgh campus has moved inside Posvar Hall this semester—here’s what it looks like.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
The Pitt COVID Concern Connection is a resource for anyone in the University community to share concerns or ask questions related to health behaviors on campus. The COVID Compliance Team will share periodic updates about the reports through Pittwire.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
On Jan. 28 and 29, the Allegheny County Health Department will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Pitt health care students in the state’s Group 1A designation at the University’s Petersen Events Center. Clinical students in the health sciences who are patient-facing have been invited to take part at this time, per the direction of the ACHD. In addition to this clinic, UPMC is also vaccinating a number of our patient-facing health care personnel. Pitt is awaiting approval from the state to be an independent vaccine provider.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Pitt experts know moving back home during a pandemic and sheltering in place around loved ones isn’t easy. Here are some of their tips for prioritizing your health and well-being during this time and throughout the holidays—and talking to friends and family about the same.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Yes, it’s possible to get COVID-19 twice. With cases in the region rising and students preparing to leave Pitt campuses before Thanksgiving, here’s what you need to know about reinfection and spread.
Monday, November 9, 2020
The changes came after the University’s team of medical experts assessed a significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases among students over the weekend and aim to reduce the spread of the virus when students interact with families and loved ones at the end of the term.
Friday, September 11, 2020
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.
Friday, September 4, 2020
Face coverings are now required—indoors and out—regardless of Pitt’s operational posture.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
“If you can avoid it, you should avoid it, and there’s no reason to not take reasonable precautions,” says Madeleine Biache, a Pitt student who contracted COVID-19 this spring. See what advice she has for students as they return to campus this fall.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
The Office of the Provost hosted and compiled a broad range of activities and resources for incoming graduate students to learn about their roles and explore options for connecting to their colleagues and the community.