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The Pitt Shop on Forbes Avenue is one of the stores participating in Shop2Help Oakland, a program created by the Oakland Business Improvement District to help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shop2Help helps local businesses, food banks

By Anderw Thompson, For The Pitt News 1:06 am
Georgia Petropolis, the executive director of the Oakland Business Improvement District, started the Shop2Help Oakland program in October to help local businesses and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.
Pitt adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 8 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor March 2, 2021
Pitt added eight new COVID-19 cases, composed of seven students and one employee, between last Friday and Monday, with 24 students currently in isolation.
Pitt adds 11 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 11 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 26, 2021
Pitt added 11 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 10 students and one employee, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 20 students currently in isolation. The University’s previous case report, covering last Friday to Monday, included 15 cases.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke  about several issues facing the University at Friday's Board of Trustees meeting.

Gallagher reflects on one year of COVID-19

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss February 26, 2021
Gallagher said at Friday’s Board meeting that it’s taken “every single person in this University to adapt and change in ways that we didn’t even understand when we were doing it.”
Pitt adds 15 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 15 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor February 23, 2021
Pitt added 15 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 12 students and three employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 26 students currently in isolation.
Pitt adds 15 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 15 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 19, 2021
Pitt added 15 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 13 students and two employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 24 students currently in isolation. The University’s previous case report, covering last Friday to Monday, included 15 cases.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher discussed University initiatives at Wednesday afternoon's Senate Council meeting.

Pitt to distribute more than $15 million to students from federal COVID-19 aid

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 19, 2021
Pitt is distributing more than $15 million directly to student financial aid from federal COVID-19 funds, the University announced in a Thursday morning press release.
Melissa McGivney, the associate dean for community partnerships at the School of Pharmacy, discussed Pitt’s vaccination efforts at Wednesday afternoon’s Senate Council meeting hosted via Zoom. Other officials addressed COVID-19 on campus and Pitt’s uncertain budget outlook at the meeting.

Pitt approved as vaccine provider, unsure when vaccine supply will arrive

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 19, 2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved Pitt as a vaccine provider, but the University remains unsure about when it will receive doses to distribute, according to Pitt officials.
Faculty union organizers have had to turn to Zoom calls and emails to rally support.

Pitt faculty prepare for union election, adjust campaigning amid pandemic

By Nathan Fitchett and Neena Hagen February 16, 2021
For years, Pitt faculty union organizers visited offices, labs and classrooms to talk with professors about how a union could improve their lives. With a faculty union election coming up during a pandemic, organizers have transitioned their efforts to Zoom.
Dr. Moore is a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics who helped to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine with 20 other voting members.

Pitt doctor helped review, approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer February 16, 2021
Armed with a 100-page packet of data, Dr. Patrick Moore helped evaluate the safety and efficacy of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for the United States — in just four days.
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