We are all accountable for supporting the safety of the Pitt community. As we unite in this mission, we encourage staff and faculty to volunteer their time as Building Safety Concierge Providers and Pandemic Safety Ambassadors, expanding our Pandemic Safety Network.

Building Safety Concierge Providers

Staff and faculty can serve as volunteers alongside access control employees and student workers to provide additional support at designated campus building entrances across all campuses.


  • Be a positive safety resource, reminding Pitt affiliates about the need to wear face coverings and maintain physical distancing, as well as providing face coverings and guidance on where entrants can locate hand sanitizing stations and have health questions answered. 
  • Convey building use requirements, providing guidance about entry procedures including the need to swipe/tap Pitt ID cards to enter and reminding members of the public that buildings are only open to Pitt affiliates at this time. 
  • Report incidents of safety non-compliance, entry congestion or other issues related to building access to respective university departments. 
  • Model best practices to help keep our community healthy and safe.

role description is available on the EH&S Resources webpage.

Concierge stations will be equipped with ID card readers, temperature scanners, work tables protected by plexiglass screens, hand sanitizing units and disposable face coverings. The program will operate under the University’s Elevated and Guarded Risk postures. 

Pittsburgh Campus

To volunteer, consider signing up for a few hours of time each week at a designated building entrance locationMonday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. as you are available and with supervisor approval. Participation is optional. No prior experience is needed.

Staff and faculty can sign up to volunteer using the online scheduler

Students can apply online:

Regional Campuses

Staffing for the regional campuses will begin Monday, August 24. Campus-specific schedulers to volunteer will be provided soon.

Pandemic Safety Ambassadors

Staff and faculty can serve as helpful resources for colleagues within their units to assist with safety questions and the execution of their unit’s operational plans. Each Pitt unit (e.g. a department, work team) will have designated Pandemic Safety Ambassadors.


  • Serve a resource to individuals in their units regarding pandemic mitigation measures offered by the University.
  • Support the maintenance of the inventory of supplies needed (e.g. face coverings, cleaning products, gloves, required PPE for assigned tasks) to mitigate COVID-19 as outlined in their unit’s Area Activity Plan.
  • Support cleaning and disinfection procedures that are performed by individuals in the area.
  • Monitor adherence to pandemic mitigation measures by individuals in the area.
  • Serve as a resource for supervisors and persons performing contact tracing in the event an individual on the unit is confirmed or probable for COVID-19.
  • Model best practices to help keep our community healthy and safe.

role description, sign-up information and training materials are available on the EH&S Resources web page.