University of Pittsburgh is operating under a modified status.

The University of Pittsburgh continues to monitor the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus, COVID-19.

On our Pittsburgh campus, we are taking the following precautions:

  • Screening all faculty and staff who visit MyHealth@Work for recent international travel and for respiratory symptoms
  • Screening all students who visit the Student Health Service for recent international travel and for respiratory symptoms
  • Reaching out to individuals who may have been impacted by COVID-19

In addition, any student experiencing stress or concern about COVID-19 can contact our University Counseling Center for support. Faculty and staff members can contact Life Solutions.

Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reported mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • fever,
  • cough and
  • shortness of breath.

Anyone who is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 or who thinks they have been exposed to the virus via travel or contact with others should call their health care provider to talk with a medical professional as soon as possible.      

Students should call the Student Health Service at 412-383-1800.
Faculty and staff should call MyHealth@Work at 412-647-4949.

Prevention

The CDC has issued guidance for preventing COVID-19 from spreading to others. There are several resources available for specific situations and audiences:

Risk Assessment on COVID-19

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the current COVID-19 outbreak has met all the requirements of a pandemic. Numerous cases of COVID-19 have been positively identified in the United States, including Pennsylvania.  

Pitt reminds all of our University community members to continue to follow standard wellness practices, such as: