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Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, urges students to get tested

Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, urges students to get tested

By Martha Layne and Jon Moss April 9, 2021
Pitt added 50 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 44 students and six employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 105 students currently in isolation.
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape — an organization to help victims of sexual or relationship violence —  led a discusson via Zoom on Thursday to talk about how to support survivors of sexual misconduct on college campuses, specifically how to use the Title IX office’s resources, what trauma from sexual violence can look like and how to help victims of sexual violence.

‘We have a responsibility’: Panel discusses Title IX resources, sexual assault awareness

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer April 9, 2021
Pitt partnered with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape to hold a supporting survivors workshop on Thursday morning as part of its recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is in April.
A team of Pitt administrators and staff members monitor Pitt’s COVID Concern Connection, which gives the community an anonymous way to share concerns.

‘No follow up, nothing’: Students struggle to report large parties

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer April 7, 2021
The COVID Concern Connection system — which gives the Pitt community an anonymous way to share concerns — has received more than 1,300 reports this year. But some students are not satisfied with this reporting system.
Sohail Rana, who is in his last year as a dental student, and his team started working together in early January 2020 and officially formed their startup company — ZeroDK — in May 2020. ZeroDK, a pun on the phrase “zero decay,” combines the use of a toothbrush holder with a smartphone app that tracks how long users brush and floss their teeth.

Pitt dental student creates product to fight tooth decay

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer April 5, 2021
ZeroDK, a pun on the phrase “zero decay,” combines the use of a toothbrush holder along with a smartphone app that tracks how long users brush and floss their teeth.
Pitt adds 54 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 54 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 2, 2021
Pitt added 54 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 51 students and three employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 92 students currently in isolation. Student Health Service is open Saturday for COVID-19 testing.
Amy Degurian is a lecturer in the School of Social Work.

Layers of loss: The way we grieve during a pandemic

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer March 31, 2021
The ways people typically grieve have changed during the pandemic, partly because of social distancing protocols. Pitt experts described these changing practices and how people could cope after the pandemic ends.
Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, shelter in place scheduled for end of semester

Pitt adds 50 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, shelter in place scheduled for end of semester

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 26, 2021
Pitt added 50 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 42 students and eight employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 71 students currently in isolation. Pitt will institute a University-wide shelter in place on April 16 before in-person commencement.
After Pitt experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases after St. Patrick’s Day parties, Dr. John Williams, the head of the COVID-19 Medical Response Office, presented a more optimistic picture of Pitt’s pandemic outlook Thursday afternoon.

Pitt officials address COVID-19 case spike, mitigation rules

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 26, 2021
After Pitt experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases following large St. Patrick’s Day parties, Dr. John Williams presented a more optimistic picture of Pitt’s pandemic outlook at Thursday afternoon’s Senate Council meeting.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said the University’s fall plans are dependent on continued availability of the vaccine across the country. 

Pitt administers more than 10k vaccines with community partners

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 26, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that the University has reached a vaccine milestone, with more than 10,000 vaccines provided in coordination with the Allegheny County Health Department.
Pitt adds 38 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 38 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss March 19, 2021
Pitt added 38 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 36 students and two employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 45 students currently in isolation. Faculty and student government leaders said Friday evening that they were frustrated by the rapid rise in cases.
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