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According to an email from the CMRO, COVID-19 cases remain high in the state but cases are “way down” on campus compared to the omicron variant’s peak.

Pitt adds 118 new COVID-19 cases since April 13

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2022
Pitt officials said Thursday that 93 students and 25 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from April 13 to 19.
Students who received a booster vaccine dose should update their vaccination status, according to a Thursday email from the CMRO.

Pitt adds 29 new COVID-19 cases since March 23

By Martha Layne, News Editor March 31, 2022
Pitt officials said Thursday that 21 students and eight employees tested positive for COVID-19 from March 23 to 30.
A Pitt student wears a mask.

Pitt to go mask optional next Monday

By Betul Tuncer, Assistant News Editor March 21, 2022
Pitt announced Monday that masks will become optional indoors starting next Monday, March 28.
Students who received a booster vaccine dose should update their vaccination status, according to a Thursday email from the CMRO.

Pitt adds 101 new COVID-19 cases since Feb. 16

By Martha Layne, News Editor February 24, 2022
Pitt officials said Thursday that 78 students and 23 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Feb. 16 to Feb. 22.
A COVID-19 test from 2020.

Exclusive: Pitt paid nearly $1.3 million to Quest Diagnostics during fiscal year 2021

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2022
Pitt spent nearly $1.3 million with Quest Diagnostics during fiscal year 2021, but did not include the figure in the original version of its annual state-mandated financial disclosures.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall.

Pitt adds 438 new COVID-19 cases since Jan. 25

By Martha Layne, News Editor January 27, 2022
Pitt officials said Thursday that 327 students and 111 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Jan. 19 to Jan. 25.
A Pitt student wears a mask.

Pitt to provide N95 or equivalent masks starting Monday

By Martha Layne, News Editor January 20, 2022
Pitt announced Thursday afternoon that N95 or equivalent respirators will be available at concierge entrances to buildings beginning Monday.
Provost Ann Cudd, pictured at a Student Government Board meeting on Oct. 24, 2018.

Pitt implements cohort arrival, moves classes online for start of spring semester

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief December 30, 2021
Pitt will implement a cohort-based arrival program for students living in residence halls starting Jan. 8, as well as start classes virtually, according to a pair of Thursday announcements.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, one of the top administrators at Pitt.

Pitt to announce spring plans by Jan. 3 amid Omicron worries

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2021
Pitt has not yet made any changes to return-to-campus plans for the spring 2022 semester, but could do so by Jan. 3 as worries rise due to the highly transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall.

Pitt adds 68 new COVID-19 cases since Dec. 8, ‘monitoring’ omicron

By Rebecca Johnson, Managing Editor December 16, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 47 students and 21 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14.
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