If you are guiding a Pitt faculty or staff member, or student, follow these guidelines for responding to symptomatic individuals.
Supervisors, deans or department chairs with faculty or staff who report symptoms should reach out to Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) who will lead them through next steps and provide information and resources to address concerns the department or team might have while protecting employee privacy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reported mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms including:
- fever or chills
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- muscle or body aches
- new loss of taste or smell
- sore throat
- congestion or runny nose
- nausea or vomiting, and
Anyone who is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 or who thinks they have been exposed to the virus via travel or contact with others should call their health care provider to talk with a medical professional as soon as possible.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, believe you have had close contact with someone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or you test positive for COVID-19, you are expected to call Student Health Service for an evaluation. If you do not go to an SHS clinic for testing, you must still notify SHS so that they can coordinate your medical needs. Our ability to control the virus on our campus depends in part on your self-reporting. Students should call Student Health Service on their campus:
Faculty and staff should call MyHealth@Work at 412-647-4949.