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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.
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Gallagher says Pitt ‘best in class of major universities’ in COVID-19 performance, looks to spring semester

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor December 10, 2020
Amid rising COVID-19 case numbers, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Pitt will use similar techniques from the fall to slow the spread of the virus in the spring such as the shelter-in-place period as well as “pods” to limit social interaction.
Pitt to offer students at-home COVID-19 tests

Pitt to offer students at-home COVID-19 tests

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor November 13, 2020
Pitt will offer students at-home COVID-19 tests after they go home for Thanksgiving break, according to Dr. John Williams, the head of Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office.
Pitt has not disclosed the specific location of student quarantine and isolation housing.

‘If I just walked out and left, no one would know’: Students detail lax rules, miscommunication in Pitt’s quarantine housing

By Rebecca Johnson and Rashi Ranjan October 21, 2020
In Pitt’s quarantine housing, students described lax rules and little oversight, allowing them to skirt the University’s physical distancing rules. One student said they went on walks outside, and others in the housing had visitors, even whole families.
The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

Unclear when fall classes will move in person, Pitt officials say

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief July 30, 2020
Pitt officials would not commit on Thursday to a specific or estimated date for when fall classes will move from online only to in person.
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