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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.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall.

Pitt adds 487 new COVID-19 cases since Jan. 12

By Martha Layne, News Editor January 20, 2022
Pitt officials said Thursday that 352 students and 135 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Jan. 12 to 18.
A COVID-19 test from 2020.

Students find problems with added COVID-19 testing, move-in procedures

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer January 18, 2022
The University required all unvaccinated and vaccinated students to submit a negative COVID-19 test as part of spring move-in procedures. But many students found problems with using the Pitt-provided Quest tests.
A Pitt student wears a mask.

Pitt doubles down on mitigation efforts, vaccines as Omicron surges

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer January 11, 2022
Despite other mitigation measures, University officials said COVID-19 vaccines, including a booster dose, are the key component of campus safety plans amid the pandemic.
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.
The CMRO recommends students avoid unmasked indoor gatherings Halloween weekend and says the Pitt CoVax Vaccination Center will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 as early as Nov. 4.

Pitt adds 100 new COVID-19 cases since Dec. 1

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor December 9, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 69 students and 31 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Dec. 1 to Dec. 7. The number of new student cases per day are, on average, the highest of the semester, which officials said is of “some concern.”
Students, pictured, at a late January vaccination clinic hosted by Pitt and the Allegheny County Health Department.

Students welcome Pitt’s new vaccine mandate

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer December 7, 2021
Pitt’s vaccination policy, which requires that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against COVID-19, went into effect Monday. The stakes for unvaccinated students who don’t get an exemption are high — disenrollment for the spring semester.
Pitt will implement a COVID-19 vaccine requirement after Thanksgiving break, on Dec. 6. COVID-19 cases remain low.

Pitt adds 69 new COVID-19 cases since Nov. 10

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor November 18, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 43 students and 26 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Nov. 10 to Nov. 16.
The CMRO said the Pitt CoVax Vaccination Center will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11 as early as Nov. 4.

Pitt adds 61 new COVID-19 cases since Nov. 3

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor November 11, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 35 students and 26 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Nov. 3 to Nov. 9.
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