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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting that unvaccinated students will be required to take weekly COVID tests, and a positive test will result in the inability to access campus buildings.

‘We have to be agile’’: Senate Council discusses COVID-19 guidelines, faculty union vote

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor September 10, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that Pitt’s new COVID-19 testing program for the academic year is estimated to cost between $20 and $50 million in order to test unvaccinated students weekly, starting on Monday.
Provost Ann Cudd, pictured at a Student Government Board meeting on Oct. 24, 2018, confirmed Wednesday that most class will move in person on Monday.

Pitt confirms classes to go in-person Monday, provides accommodation resources

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor September 9, 2021
In an email sent to Pitt faculty on Wednesday, Provost Ann Cudd confirmed that all classes will meet in person starting Sept. 13, unless professors received permission for remote or hybrid instruction from their dean.
Pitt adds 31 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, offers new testing times

Pitt adds 31 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday, offers new testing times

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 16, 2021
Pitt added 31 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 27 students and four employees, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 71 students currently in isolation. The University’s previous case report, covering last Friday to Monday, included 25 cases.
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.
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.
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.
Pitt adds 22 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

Pitt adds 22 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor March 12, 2021
Pitt added 22 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 21 students and one employee, between Tuesday and Thursday, with 33 students currently in isolation. The University’s previous case report, covering last Friday to Monday, included 17 cases.
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