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Pitt adds 15 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 15 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2021
Pitt added 15 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 11 students and four employees, between last Friday and Monday, with 12 students currently in isolation. The University’s previous case report, covering last Tuesday and Thursday, included 8 cases.
The University-wide shelter-in-place period ended as of 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

Shelter in place ended Tuesday morning

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2021
Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office announced in an email Monday evening that the University-wide shelter-in-place period will end as of 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. 
Pitt enacted a shelter-in-place period last Thursday — three days earlier than previously scheduled — after a  ‘significant’ increase in COVID-19 cases following Halloween weekend.

‘Anxiety-inducing experience’: Students adjust to shelter-in-place guidelines, criticize lack of University enforcement

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer November 20, 2020
Savanna Lattanzi, a senior political science and sociology double major, said while she has closely followed the shelter-in-place guidelines to protect fellow classmates, it hasn’t always been easy on her mental health.
Although it was originally scheduled to commence this Thursday, Pitt instead decided to start its mandated “shelter-in-place” and move back into the Elevated risk posture Sunday night.

Editorial | Pitt’s mandated ‘shelter-in-place’ is inadequate, dangerous

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 10, 2020
Unfortunately, Pitt’s shelter-in-place mandate doesn’t much emphasize sheltering, and even less staying in place.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said the University would send out more concrete guidance on the shelter-in-place period “shortly,” during a virtual Senate Council meeting on Thursday.

Students will be asked to shelter in place for two weeks before winter break, head of COVID-19 Medical Response Office says

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor October 16, 2020
All students will be asked to shelter in place for 14 days before leaving campus for winter break, according to Dr. John Williams, the head of Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office.
Administrators discussed fall plans during a town hall Tuesday.

Pitt officials discuss health guidelines for residence life, COVID testing at student town hall

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor July 28, 2020
Kenyon Bonner, the vice provost and dean of students, said Pitt is working on an updated Student Code of Conduct that will further explain guidelines, as well as consequences for violations.
Pitt adds 6 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday

Pitt adds 6 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Acting Editor-in-Chief July 24, 2020
Pitt added six new COVID-19 cases, composed of two students and four employees, as of Friday’s weekly case report. The University has had a total of 25 students and 14 employees test positive since June 26, with 23 students and five employees recovered thus far.
Editorial | Pitt’s required “shelter-in-place” is delusional

Editorial | Pitt’s required “shelter-in-place” is delusional

By The Pitt News Editorial Board July 21, 2020
This quarantine plan is full of gaping holes — the most obvious being that the honors system has never been a reliable method for control of any university student body.
Litchfield Towers A, B and C are located on lower campus between Fifth and Forbes avenues and house approximately 1,800 students.

Students required to shelter in place prior to returning to in-person classes

By Mary Rose O'Donnell and Ashton Crawley July 20, 2020
Pitt is requiring all students, including those who live off campus, to complete a 14-day shelter-in-place period before attending in-person classes.
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