As the confirmed cases of COVID-19 increase in each of the counties where Pitt operates, please review the additional guidance for supervisors for possible scenarios: 

Scenario #1: An employee who has been working remotely and not been to a Pitt campus for the past 14 days exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has a positive test result.

As a supervisor, you should ask the employee to contact MyHealth@Work (412-647-4949) per existing guidance. Coworkers and colleagues should not be advised of the individual's illness, as there is no elevated risk to persons on campus.

Scenario #2: An employee who has been on campus any day in the last 14 days exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has a positive COVID-19 test result.

As a supervisor, you should ask the employee to contact MyHealth@Work (412-647-4949) per existing guidance. If the individual has received a positive test result, please contact your dean, director or department head, who will contact Ted Fritz or Jay Frerotte

The sick individual is not obligated or advised to contact coworkers about their symptoms or a positive result. MyHealth@Work will determine what contact tracing may need to be done following guidance from local, state and federal health authorities. 

Scenario #3: A student exhibits symptoms or has a positive test result.

  • In the case that you become aware of a symptomatic student who remains on campus, please notify Student Health Service (412-383-1800) immediately or contact Panther Central during nonbusiness hours. 
  • If you become aware of any student who is suspected or confirmed positive for COVID-19 and that student has been on campus in the past 14 days, instruct the student to call Student Health Service and notify your dean, director or department head, who will contact Ted Fritz or Jay Frerotte
  • If that student has not been on campus for 14 days or more, instruct the student to call Student Health Service and to notify their instructors if they’re unable to fully participate in distance learning. 

As always, we must ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and prioritize patient privacy. Additional guidance for supervisors is available from the Office of Human Resources and on the emergency management website.

Updated:
Friday, March 27, 2020