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Pitt provides COVID-19 vaccine incentives, no plans for vaccine requirement

Pitt provides COVID-19 vaccine incentives, no plans for vaccine requirement

By Natalie Frank, News Editor June 17, 2021
Pitt students, faculty and staff who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are now eligible to receive prizes, including up to $2,500 in cash. The University added that there are no plans to require COVID-19 vaccinations to be on campus this fall.
While the CDC said fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear face coverings in most indoor settings, some people are nervous about removing their masks.

‘People are generally happier’: Oakland adjusts to new CDC guidelines

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer June 9, 2021
While CDC guidelines say those fully vaccinated no longer need to wear face coverings in most settings, some people say they’re unsure about not wearing masks since not everyone has gotten vaccinated yet and some may not be truthful about their vaccination status.
Pitt eases mask, physical distancing requirements

Pitt eases mask, physical distancing requirements

By Natalie Frank, News Editor June 4, 2021
Vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings when on campus outdoors, according to a Pitt email announcement sent on Friday afternoon.
Melissa McGivney, the associate dean for community partnerships at the School of Pharmacy, says making vaccines accessible and getting everyone vaccinated is the key to a healthier community.

‘A way to give back to our community’: Pitt vaccine clinics continues to distribute shots

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer June 2, 2021
Despite the majority of Pitt students leaving campus for the summer, Jack Corey, a third-year pharmacy student, said he hasn’t noticed a significant decrease in visitors to the University’s vaccine clinics this summer.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. met Tuesday night to discuss various restructuring plans on and around campus, as well as broader community opportunities.

OPDC discusses water bill discounts, stormwater management, Forbes Ave. building demolition

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer May 26, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a public meeting Tuesday night for the Oakland community, which included a proposal to build a 210,000 gallon underground tank to collect stormwater.
Kamakashi Sharma — a senior neuroscience major and president of Pitt Active Minds, a peer-based mental health advocacy organization — said it’s more effective to host Mental Health Awareness Month in October.

‘You’re not left behind just because you’ve left campus’: Pitt still offering mental health resources during summer recess

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer May 26, 2021
While there are still events being planned for Pitt’s October celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, organized by Student Government in cooperation with more than 15 student organizations, Eva Steele, vice-chair of the Mental Health Student Coalition, said mental health resources are always available and awareness can be raised year round.
Senate Council held its monthly meeting last Thursday afternoon via Zoom, which was the final meeting of the 2020-21 academic year.

Senate Council passes resolution urging vaccine requirement for fall

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer May 26, 2021
As universities across the nation make decisions on a possible COVID-19 vaccine requirement, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said COVID-19 vaccination rates of Pitt students and faculty will affect the University’s planning for the fall semester.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at a Senate Council meeting.

Gallagher talks potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement, fall semester planning and more in TPN interview

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor May 3, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher reflected on Pitt’s performance during the pandemic in an interview with The Pitt News last Thursday. He also answered questions about planning for the fall semester and a potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
Pitt adds 7 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 7 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor May 1, 2021
Pitt added seven new COVID-19 cases, composed of seven students and no employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 13 students currently in isolation. This is Pitt's final update for the academic year.
Pitt adds 15 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, opens new Nordenberg Hall vaccine clinic

Pitt adds 15 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, opens new Nordenberg Hall vaccine clinic

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 23, 2021
Pitt added 15 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 13 students and two employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 42 students currently in isolation. Pitt is opening a new vaccine clinic next week at the former AT&T storefront on Fifth Avenue in Nordenberg Hall.
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