The University of Pittsburgh’s Healthcare Advisory Group has developed health-related guidance and requirements and the University's operational risk postures. This guidance includes:

The Health Rules

There are simple things all of us must do to help keep ourselves and our community healthy and safe.

  • Whether indoors or outdoors, practice physical distancing by keeping at least six feet of distance between yourself and others whenever possible.
  • Wear your face covering. Face coverings are required, indoors or out, regardless of our operational posture, with very limited exceptions. Read more about exceptions and find answers to frequently asked questions about face coverings at Pitt.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often.
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, do so in a disposable tissue or your bended elbow. 
  • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that’s at least 70% alcohol.
  • Frequently clean high-touch surfaces within your area, like your desk and office doorknob using the supplied materials. 
  • Try to use your elbow on high-touch public surfaces, like elevator buttons or push-open doors. 
  • Limit the time you spend with others in small spaces like bathrooms and elevators.

How Pitt Has Prepared

We’ve completed a number of critical projects to help keep our community healthy and safe.

  • Pitt face coverings will be provided for students, faculty and staff when returning to campus.
  • A group of students have partnered with Dean Bonner to write the Pitt Community Compact, a set of health and safety principles that students, faculty and staff on campus will pledge to uphold.
  • A committee of Pitt experts who study and model data related to behavior, health and decision making is providing guidance for compliance with health requirements.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place across campus. 
  • We’re reinforcing physical distancing by rearranging furniture, installing barriers and posting signage. 
  • The occupancy capacity of buildings, classrooms and offices are significantly reduced. 
  • Special attention has been paid tointerior ventilationto ensure it supports a healthy and safe work environment. 
  • We’ve installed more than 400 hand sanitizing stations around campus.
  • We’re changing the way we think about teaching, learning, living, researching and working.