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

Pitt adds 37 new COVID-19 cases since Oct. 6

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor October 14, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 24 students and 13 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Oct. 6 to Oct. 12.
ID scanners at building entrances are undergoing a system update but still operational. The system update began Wednesday at 5 p.m. and should finish Friday evening.

Pitt says ID scanners are working, despite system update

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor October 8, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that ID scanners at building entrances are currently in the middle of a system update, but this does not affect the operational status of the scanners.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall

Pitt adds 51 new COVID-19 cases since Sept. 29

October 7, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 32 students and 19 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5.
Gracelyn Mauro is a sophomore psychology major and a patient care technician at UPMC Presbyterian.

Student health care workers discuss job joys, difficulties amid pandemic

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer October 5, 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the stakes of working in health care have increased, and student workers often feel a greater responsibility in these roles.
A student scans into the William Pitt Union.

‘Just doing our jobs’: Student building concierges enforce COVID-19 rules, with occasional backlash

By Brandon Raglow, Staff Writer October 5, 2021
Pitt employs about 260 students as building safety concierges, who sit by building entrances and ensuring that students sign in and follow proper safety procedures, such as wearing masks.
Allentown-based nonprofit “Meta-Mash” partnered with Pitt last year to place a fiber connection on top of the Cathedral of Learning and provide free residential internet access to people in underserved areas.

Local nonprofit partners with Pitt to ‘bridge digital divide’

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 4, 2021
Allentown-based nonprofit Meta Mesh partnered with Pitt last year to create an initiative called Every1online, which aims to “bridge the digital divide” by providing residential internet access to people in under-served areas.
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center — located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall — recently expanded its hours to daily operations, and will offer flu shots starting next Wednesday.

Pitt adds 46 new COVID-19 cases since Sept. 22

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor September 30, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 30 students and 16 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 22-28.
Students, pictured, at a late January vaccination clinic hosted by Pitt and the Allegheny County Health Department. More than 400 faculty members sent an open letter over the summer to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher in support of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the safety of the University community.

‘Trust us’: Pitt professors plead in July open letter to chancellor for COVID-19 vaccine mandate

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer September 29, 2021
More than 400 faculty members sent an open letter over the summer to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher in support of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the safety of the University community.
Opinion | There’s a difference between vaccine hesitant and anti-vaxx

Opinion | There’s a difference between vaccine hesitant and anti-vaxx

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist September 27, 2021
It’s easy to respond in anger — God knows I have — but shifting our response and perception of the unvaccinated is the only way to combat rampant misinformation, widespread distrust and American resistance tradition. 
Pitt’s CoVax Vaccination Center located at the bottom of Nordenberg Hall

Pitt adds 79 new COVID-19 cases since Sept. 15

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor September 23, 2021
Pitt officials said Thursday that 59 students and 20 employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 15-21.
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