This page will be updated every Friday during the summer with the number of positive COVID-19 tests reported from members of the University of Pittsburgh community who have been on the Pittsburgh campus in the last 14 days. Regional campus student health offices are closed for the summer. University buildings remain closed to the public.
Summer 2021 COVID-19 Positive Cases
|Pittsburgh campus||May 7||May 14||May 21||May 28||Jun 4||Jun 11||Jun 18||Jun 25||July 2||July 9||July 16||July 23|
|Student positives per week||4||5||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Faculty/staff positives per week||3||0||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
The University of Pittsburgh is not conducting randomized surveillance testing of the general campus population over the summer. Student Health Service on the Pittsburgh campus will conduct symptomatic testing over the summer as well as asymptomatic testing of close contacts; contact tracing will continue.
For a better sense of virus circulation in areas with a Pitt campus including Allegheny county, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s COVID dashboard.
Academic Year 2020/2021 Dashboard
The Pitt COVID-19 Dashboard below provides an overview of COVID-19 cases on the Pittsburgh campus during Academic Year 2020/2021. Graphs show the number of positive tests per day, active cases in isolation and cumulative positive tests among our campus population from August 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021. The third graph shows results of randomized surveillance testing, part of Pitt’s virus monitoring strategy. This type of testing ended on March 31, 2021 in order to offer expanded asymptomatic testing to everyone through the end of spring term. For additional context and interpretation of the data, please refer to the CMRO Updates. If you are viewing this from a mobile phone or tablet, you may also use our Mobile Friendly Dashboard.
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. 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 five-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.
Regional Campus Case Reporting
- 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.
- 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.