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.


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.


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: