We are grateful to our faculty and staff for their tremendous dedication and patience throughout these difficult and uncertain times. From engaging and supporting our students remotely to doing life-saving research and keeping our buildings safe and clean, the people of Pitt have continued to ensure the University lives out its mission.
Doing the Work
Whenever possible, faculty and staff should continue working remotely for the duration of the pandemic. This allows us to bring back our students, while reducing our total population on campus. When faculty and staff must be on campus to teach classes, support our educational mission, our students and our operations, precautionary measures like staggered shifts will be taken, along with ongoing health and safety measures.
We know many of you may have a need to request accommodations. If your work requires you to be on campus, but you are at higher risk for COVID-19 complications, live with someone who is, have transportation concerns or are facing child care challenges, we will work with you to find solutions. Supervisors, deans and department chairs will receive detailed guidance and resources for navigating these situations.
Any faculty or staff member who needs to come back to campus will be required to take a mandatory training to help familiarize them with the expected health and safety protocols.
We’ve also worked with our departments across campus to provide resources for adjusting to remote work, staying active at home and staying connected to Pitt. And of course, we’re continuing to provide updates on teaching and learning as those decisions and plans are made.
Additional Standards and Guidelines will be released in July.