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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.
Editorial | Pitt needs to have a hybrid option as Omicron spikes

Editorial | Pitt needs to have a hybrid option as Omicron spikes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 13, 2022
In order for spring semester to be successful and to keep students and staff healthy, Pitt needs to provide a hybrid option.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall.

Pitt adds 414 new COVID-19 cases since Jan. 4

By Martha Layne, News Editor January 13, 2022
Pitt officials said Thursday that 209 students and 205 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Jan. 4 to Jan. 11.
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.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall.

Pitt updates isolation, quarantine protocols

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor January 10, 2022
Pitt updated its quarantine and isolation protocols last Friday in time for spring semester move-in, and now include specific guidelines for unvaccinated students and a recommended isolation period of five days.
Pitt sophomore running back Israel Abanikanda (2) runs against Michigan State at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta on Dec. 30, 2021.

Pitt athletics powers on despite COVID-19 postponements over winter break

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 9, 2022
Pitt students departed campus after final exams in mid-December, but Pitt athletes remained with their teams as winter sports began their seasons in earnest. Some Panther teams had to navigate COVID-19-related postponements during the holidays.
Editorial | New semester brings old worries over mental health

Editorial | New semester brings old worries over mental health

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 9, 2022
Another semester beginning online brings worries about mental wellbeing, especially as students struggle to obtain resources and disability accommodations in trying circumstances.
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.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall.

Pitt adds 68 new COVID-19 cases since Dec. 8, ‘monitoring’ omicron

By Rebecca Johnson, Managing Editor December 16, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 47 students and 21 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14.
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