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Monday, January 3, 2022 - Friday, January 7, 2022
Vol: 2021-22 | No: 19
Happy New Year!
COVID-19 Response
IMPORTANT COVID-19 Protocol Information
for the return to Pitt-Greensburg:


RESIDENT STUDENTS: TESTING BEFORE & AFTER RETURN TO CAMPUS:
  • ACTION REQUIRED! Unvaccinated resident students who received an exemption to the University’s vaccination requirement must submit a negative COVID-19 test prior to moving into the residence halls for the spring term. Request your test NOW to be delivered to your current location. Unvaccinated residents may not move into the residence halls for the spring term until a negative test result has been received.
     
  • ACTION REQUIRED! All resident students regardless of vaccination status will be required to submit a COVID-19 test within 24 hours after arriving on campus. It is important to also order this test ASAP and have it delivered to your on-campus address. This test can be dropped off at the Chambers Hall information desk beginning Sunday, Jan. 9.
RESIDENCE HALLS OPENING:
  • RESIDENCE HALLS WILL RE-OPEN at noon on Saturday, Jan. 8 in order to stagger students’ arrival to the residence halls. (Previously, the halls were scheduled to open at noon on Sunday, Jan.9.)
     
  • ACTION REQUIRED! Please sign up for a time slot during which you plan to arrive at the residence halls. There are a limited number of spaces for the various time slots, so please sign up now to secure your spot.
SHELTER-IN-PLACE DETAILS:
  • A University-wide shelter-in-place period will begin on Saturday, Jan. 8 on all campuses for students in University housing. During the shelter-in-place period, students should only leave their rooms or apartments to attend classes, labs, or clinicals in person; pick up food; exercise safely; study in the library; work when necessary; and shop for essentials and medical needs. Read more about sheltering in place after travel.
     
  • The shelter-in-place period will remain in effect until the CMRO advises that it is safe to lift, but will be in place at least 5 days after the last cohort arrives. Based on the above timelines, Pitt-Greensburg will shelter-in-place through at least Jan. 14. 
COMMUTER STUDENTS
  • Vaccinated commuter students do not have any additional testing requirements at this time.

TESTING FOR UNVACCINATED INDIVIDUALS RESUMES
(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. This program will resume the week of Jan. 10.

Quest at-home testing:

During the fall, if a student had tested positive (with a PCR test) for Covid, 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 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 or plan to be boosted shortly after returning to campus. 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.

We know that many of you are excited to return, but please limit your close contacts and do not plan or attend social gatherings.

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.

The most recent CMRO Update is now available.
News & Events @ Pitt-Greensburg

Highlights

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 $80 in HIA reward dollars for participating. Please see your @Pitt email for additional details about the screening. Appointments may be made for Jan. 21 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Important Dates
Jan. 4: All University offices and buildings re-open
Jan. 8 & 9: Residence Halls open
Jan. 10: Spring Term Classes begin
Jan. 8 - 13: Resident Student Shelter-In-Place (dates may change)
Jan. 21: Biometric Screening (faculty & staff)
Scholarship Opportunities
PittFund$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

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

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.
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Calendar of important Academic Dates: Spring Term 2022

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