On Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, the University of Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh campus is planning to move from Elevated to Guarded Risk Posture. This decision, which is based on the recommendations of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Healthcare Advisory Group (HCAG), is dependent on the continuation of good results next week.

The University plans to release more details on its move to Guarded Risk Posture—and the accompanying changes to academic and social life on campus—in the near future. Requirements and guidance that remain in place in Guarded Risk Posture include:

  • Wearing face coverings, indoors and out, with very few exceptions.
  • Maintaining a proper physical distance of 6 feet or more from others.
  • Washing or sanitizing hands frequently.
  • Minimizing the number of close contacts outside of roommates, pods and households.

Assuming there are no significant changes in conditions, all five University of Pittsburgh campuses will be in Guarded Risk Posture as of Monday, Oct. 19.