The Pitt COVID-19 Dashboard provides an overview of COVID-19 cases on the Pittsburgh campus. The dashboard is updated twice weekly, and shows results of our ongoing surveillance testing, along with the number of positive tests per day, active cases in isolation, and cumulative positive tests since August 1 among our campus population.
For additional context and interpretation around the data, please read the most recent CMRO Update.
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Understanding the Dashboard
- The first two graphs show the number of positive tests per day among current Pitt students and faculty and staff who have been on the Pittsburgh campus in the last 14 days. The published date is the date of receipt of positive results. To the right of each graph are the number of active cases currently in isolation and the cumulative number of positive tests since August 1, 2020.
- The third graph shows the percent positive tests of asymptomatic students from our surveillance testing strategy. The CDC and the American Collegiate Health Association recommend against mass testing of asymptomatic people. Instead, Pitt conducted surveillance testing on a random subsample of the (asymptomatic) population returning to campus to either on- or off-campus housing. Periodic surveillance testing will continue throughout the fall semester. The published date of the result is the date the test was conducted.
- Click on the (i) on the left of each graph to show additional information relevant to the data represented in the graph.
- Place your cursor over the bars to show the exact number of positive tests.
- The orange line indicates the five-day moving average of positive cases and provides a better indicator of trends. Place your cursor over the line to know the 5-day moving average on a particular date. A moving average is commonly used by public health officials and epidemiologists to account for fluctuations in data, such as fewer cases being reported on weekends.
- From June 26, 2020 through July 31, 2020, 36 students, and 18 faculty, staff and other Pitt non-student affiliates received positive test results and had been on campus 14 days prior to the positive test result.
Surveillance Testing on Regional Campuses
Surveillance testing in Bradford, Greensburg and Johnstown was conducted on August 18-19 and the results are indicated below. Periodic surveillance testing will continue on the regional campuses throughout the semester.
- 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.
- The numbers do not include University members who have tested positive but have not been in campus facilities in over 14 days 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.
- 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.
- If you are a student experiencing symptoms or believe you have had close contact with someone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19, call the Student Health Service at 412-383-1800 before coming in person. Until you are able to speak with your medical provider, it is best to self-isolate. Do not go to any social gatherings, classes, or work. Faculty and staff should contact MyHealth@Work 412-647-4949 prior to coming to the clinic.