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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A Pitt student wears a mask.

Pitt to go mask optional next Monday

By Betul Tuncer, Assistant News Editor March 21, 2022
Pitt announced Monday that masks will become optional indoors starting next Monday, March 28.
A KN95 mask.

Ex-Pitt official admits to to stealing more than 13,000 masks from the University

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor February 11, 2022
Pitt’s former emergency management director Christopher Casamento admitted on Wednesday to stealing more than 13,000 masks from the University and selling them on eBay for profit.
Unmasked Pitt students at a football game against New Hampshire at Heinz Field on Sept. 25.

Opinion | We need a little bit of blissful ignorance to get by in COVID times

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist October 24, 2021
As the once “unprecedented” pandemic now becomes a normalized aspect of our every interaction, waiting for a perfectly safe environment is simply no longer an option.
The Cathedral of Learning.

Editorial | 10 worst things about returning to in person classes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 24, 2021
Here are the top 10 worst things about returning to the classroom. 
Editorial | Pennsylvania schools are right to mandate masks

Editorial | Pennsylvania schools are right to mandate masks

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 1, 2021
Wolf made the right decision to mandate masks. While waiting for a vaccine that can be administered to children younger than 12, there is not much else one can do to protect their child other than to have them wear a mask. 
Opinion | Weighing risk when you’re vaccinated

Opinion | Weighing risk when you’re vaccinated

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist August 24, 2021
Given the incredible effectiveness of vaccines, the risk of socializing normally and without a mask for vaccinated people has changed dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic.
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Editorial | Pitt should have never given us the choice of in-person or online classes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board August 24, 2021
Pitt’s last-minute decision to give us the option between remote and in-person classes is half-baked, noncommittal and puts unnecessary stress on both students and professors who shouldn’t have to make this choice in the first place.
While the CDC said fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear face coverings in most indoor settings, some people are nervous about removing their masks.

‘People are generally happier’: Oakland adjusts to new CDC guidelines

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer June 9, 2021
While CDC guidelines say those fully vaccinated no longer need to wear face coverings in most settings, some people say they’re unsure about not wearing masks since not everyone has gotten vaccinated yet and some may not be truthful about their vaccination status.
Opinion | I am once again asking you to stop politicizing masks

Opinion | I am once again asking you to stop politicizing masks

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist June 9, 2021
If we begged Trump not to politicize the mask then, we shouldn’t start doing it now.
Editorial | CDC’s updated mask guidelines fail to consider social consequences

Editorial | CDC’s updated mask guidelines fail to consider social consequences

By The Pitt News Editorial Board May 18, 2021
The CDC is struggling with poor public health messaging once again.
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