Members of the University of Pittsburgh community, known to have been on the Pittsburgh Campus in the last fourteen days, have tested positive for COVID-19. These community members are isolating in a designated campus location with medical support and oversight, or at their off-campus residence, until they recover. The breakdown is as follows:
- 14 students (+9 since 6/26)
- 5 faculty or staff (+4 since 6/26)
These numbers do not include University members who have tested positive but have not been in campus facilities in over 14 days, past cases where patients have recovered, or unconfirmed cases. We are aware that some community members who have not been in campus facilities have tested positive. If they have contacted us, we have instructed them not to return to campus until they have been medically cleared, and we are tracking their recovery.
The University is releasing this information as part of its ongoing efforts to keep the community informed about the prevalence of the virus, but is committed to maintaining the privacy of individuals who are affected. Accordingly, we will not be providing additional information regarding those individuals whom we are aware have tested positive.
Contact tracing is performed and notifications will be made to University members as a result of possible exposure. All contacts deemed at risk of exposure will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Pitt’s Healthcare Advisory Group is developing an enhanced virus monitoring program as we move into long-term planning and in anticipation of welcoming members of the Pitt community to come back to campus. Ongoing updates to the University’s reporting process are expected. More detailed information will be shared on this website.
Thursday, July 2, 2020