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Monday, January 17, 2022 - Friday, January 21, 2022
Vol: 2021-22 | No: 21
COVID-19 Response
IMPORTANT COVID-19 Protocol Information:
  • Pitt-Greensburg's shelter-in-place period ended 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. Thank you for following the requested protocols to make the return to campus safer for everyone.   
     
  • In-Person Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 18. Please keep the following in mind:
    • Medical evidence indicates that the omicron variant of the coronavirus is highly contagious, but causes milder symptoms than previous strains, particularly among vaccinated and younger individuals. However, the prevalence of less severe symptoms is no reason to let our guard down.
       
    • Virus mitigation efforts continue to be extremely important. Wear a properly fitting mask and wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Practice physical distancing whenever possible. In your residence, frequently clean high-touch areas.
       
    • Get tested right away if you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Should you test positive, follow the isolation protocol as directed.
       
    • Avoid congested public spaces as much as possible--our campus community is >90% vaccinated, but in other settings, it is likely that far fewer individuals are vaccinated.
       
    • Get a booster vaccine when you are eligible. A COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic will be held in Chambers Hall Gymnasium on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit Mainline Pharmacy.com to make an appointment. 
 
TESTING FOR UNVACCINATED INDIVIDUALS 
(COMMUTER & RESIDENT STUDENTS)

As previously announced, unvaccinated individuals must have an approved exemption and are required by the University to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test between Monday-Saturday, every week of the term. 

*Students, Faculty, and Staff: Due to the delays in delivery, it is suggested to order three or four tests at a time to make sure you have tests available for each week.

Quest at-home testing:

During the fall, if a student had tested positive (with a PCR test) for COVID-19, they were exempt from testing for 90 days. This is because they could show a positive result. Now, however, with the omicron variant, students who have tested positive in the last 90 days, but experience COVID-19 symptoms should be tested.  As long as one does not experience any symptoms during the 90 days, they will not have to be tested.

REMINDERS

While on campus, everyone must wear a face-covering indoors at all times

The University of Pittsburgh requires every student, faculty, and staff member to comply with certain mitigation measures unless they provide proof that they have been vaccinated (please see University information here).

Upload your proof of vaccination status:
Resident students | Commuter students | Faculty/staff members

Boosters are critical, so register for your booster today. The booster provides an increased immune response that improves protection against getting infected with COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available from local healthcare providers.

A COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic will be held on campus Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Chambers Hall Gymnasium. Visit MainlinePharmacy.com to register.

Updated rules and requirements became effective Monday, Dec. 6, 2021.

As the pandemic has evolved, so has the University’s response. Based on the latest data and public health guidance, the Healthcare Advisory Group has revised our Standards and Guidelines and implemented the following rules for all Pitt campuses.

VACCINE REQUIREMENT

Effective Dec. 6, 2021, the University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt affiliates on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. This includes:

  • Faculty (including full-time, part-time, and adjunct)
  • Staff (including full-time, part-time, and temporary)
  • Students (including both graduate, professional and undergraduate)

Thank you for your attention to these important protocols.

Please visit this page for complete information on this requirement and FAQs.

Please visit our webpage to access the most up-to-date information about Pitt-Greensburg's COVID-19 protocols, as well as our Health & Safety Guidelines.

Read the latest CRMO Update here
Severe Weather Updates
There is a winter weather event developing that will likely impact our region Sunday and Monday (Jan. 16 & Jan. 17). We are keeping a close eye on this and will communicate with the campus community if any actions need to be taken in response.

Information about delays or closures due to severe weather will be posted to the homepage at www.greensburg.pitt.edu, as well as to the Pitt-Greensburg official social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Monitor the local TV stations (KDKA, WTAE, and WPXI) for announcements about delays and closures.

To hear an automated message regarding any delays or closures due to severe weather please call 724-836-7780.
News & Events @ Pitt-Greensburg

Highlights

 
MLK Day of Service: Pitt-Greensburg students are invited to participate in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Caring on Monday, Jan. 17. While the University is officially closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students can use this free time to perform acts of service in our community. Sign up here to schedule your spot at the Animal Friends Sanctuary, Delmont Library, or the Stonybrook Foundation. Only 40 spots are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. *If you signed up for a project, check your email for updates on cancellations due to severe weather.*

Consortium Program: Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities: Join SPSEA for the workshop of the semester. Explore ways to help students with disabilities navigate the transition from high school to college. Please visit Engage for log-in information for this online event on Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.

Biometric Screening: Pitt-Greensburg faculty and staff are invited to register for the Biometric Screening that will provide information on cholesterol, blood sugar, body mass index, and blood pressure. Results can be reviewed with a health educator, too. A 12-hour fast is recommended. To register, log into MyPitt.edu and follow the path: MyResources > Human Resources > MyHealth Access > Better Health and Wellness > Biometric Screening Registration. Pitt-Greensburg faculty and staff can receive up to $80 in HIA reward dollars for participating. Please see your @Pitt email for additional details about the screening. Appointments may be made for Jan. 21 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic: Mainline Pharmacy will hold a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Chambers Hall Gymnasium. Register here.

Pitt-Greensburg Virtual Career Fair for Government Jobs: The Pitt-Greensburg Career Services Department will host a virtual career fair for students interested in pursuing careers in the government sector. This free event will give students the opportunity to speak directly with federal recruiters. Please visit Engage to learn how you can attend and how to prepare for this event on Jan. 27.

Pens vs. Red Wings Hockey Game: Pitt-Greensburg students may purchase tickets beginning Jan. 18 for the Pens vs. Red Wings hockey game on Jan. 28. The cost is $10 per student. The bus leaves at 5 p.m. with the puck drop at 7 p.m. Please stop by Student Services (2nd floor Chambers Hall) to purchase your tickets. Please note that this event is for Pitt-Greensburg students only.

Stand-Up for Mental HealthStand-Up for Mental Health will virtually visit campus with its unique brand of stand-up comedy and therapy. Join us for an entertaining yet thoughtful evening presented by the comedians of Stand-Up for Mental Health. The Jan. 28 performance begins at 7 p.m. and will include a panel discussion. “We use comedy to give mental health consumers a powerful voice and help reduce the stigma and discrimination around mental illness,” says David Granirer, founder of the program. “The idea is that laughing at our setbacks raises us above them. It makes people go from despair to hope, and hope is crucial to anyone struggling with adversity. Studies prove that hopeful people are more resilient and also tend to live longer healthier lives.” Please visit Engage for the log-in information for this virtual event.
Important Dates
Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (University offices closed)
Jan. 17: MLK Day of Service 
Jan. 18: In-person classes begin
Jan. 18: Consortium Program: Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities (SPSEA)
Jan. 21: Biometric Screening (faculty & staff)
Jan. 25: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic 
Jan. 27: Virtual Career Fair for Government (G2U) Jobs
Jan. 28: Pens vs. Red Wings Hockey Game (tickets on sale)
Jan. 28: Stand Up for Mental Health
Scholarship Opportunities
PittFund$Me connects you with real, relevant scholarships. As a current Pitt student, you can log into PittFund$Me and answer a series of profile questions. The adaptive matching engine will display scholarship opportunities that are tailored to you.

If you know a high school student who is planning to start college in Fall 2022, please encourage them to participate in Pitt-Greensburg's Full-Tuition Scholarship competition. Students must meet the criteria and submit an application package to be eligible for consideration. Three scholarships are awarded annually. The submission deadline is March 31, 2022Full details are available here.

Do you know prospective students who plan to major in math or the sciences? If so, please encourage them to take a look at Pitt-Greensburg's SLICE scholarship program. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the STEM Learning Interdisciplinary Community Expansion (SLICE) Scholarship program will fund scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for a period of up to four years to eligible academically talented students. Currently, scholarships are being awarded for Fall 2022 to newly admitted undergraduate students with declared majors in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, & Applied Mathematics.
Pitt Plus
Pitt-Plus is a program sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg’s Student Government Association (SGA) and Office of Student Activities. This program is designed to assist in providing and/or advertising discounts and services to current students, faculty, and staff from local businesses.

Discounts range from 10-15% or other extra incentives are offered. New businesses are being added on an ongoing basis for our Pitt-Greensburg community to enjoy! For more information or if your business would like to participate, please contact Al Thiel.

Just look for the Pitt-Plus logo and show your Pitt-Greensburg ID to start saving today!
Millstein Library
Millstein Library Spring Hours (beginning Jan. 10)

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1-9 PM
Closed University holidays.

For updates and more information:
http://library.pitt.edu/greensburg

Millstein Library, at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, is a part of Pitt’s University Library System.  It is a great source for all your research needs!  Have a question about research or sources? Book an online consultation with a librarian.
Campus Calendars
Calendar of important Academic Dates: Spring Term 2022

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