COVID-19 Standards & Guidelines >>
Vaccine Requirement >>
Effective December 6, 2021, the University of Pittsburgh will require 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)
Please visit this page for complete information on this requirement and FAQs.
Face Coverings >>
The University’s requirements for face coverings will at a minimum be consistent with CDC guidance and masks are required indoors (campus buildings and shuttles) on campuses in which COVID-19 Community Levels are High.
Currently, the Community Level for Greensburg (Westmoreland County) is Low, and face coverings are optional while indoors on campus.
Know your Community Level >>
Testing & Care >>
Proof of Vaccination & Booster >>
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. People are considered fully vaccinated:
- After their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines, or
- After a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
We know that 96% of our students, faculty and staff across all campuses are vaccinated and that many people in our community have sought out booster shots. If you have received a booster shot, please update your record and upload an additional photo of your vaccination card.
The use of information regarding an individual’s vaccination status will be limited to the purposes of our virus control program and will be accessed only by appropriately authorized personnel.
Prior to starting the process, it is recommended that you photograph or scan the front of the card which includes your name, what COVID-19 vaccine you received and the date(s) you received the vaccine. Save this photo or file to your computer or smartphone to upload as described below.
If you lost your vaccination card, please visit the PittCoVax Vaccination Center on Fifth Avenue where they can provide a replacement after verifying vaccination information.
Upload Your Proof of Vaccination and Booster
All students, faculty and staff should upload your proof of vaccination (including booster) online. You will be required to complete a short form with the type and dates of your vaccine and upload your photo or image. Previous vaccine card images are stored in the system but will not appear.
Please note that it is generally easier to complete the form and upload a file from most smartphone devices as compared to desktop computers. Detailed instructions may be found in this Word document.
Proof of Vaccination >>
University members are required to to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Unvaccinated or undisclosed individuals are required by the University to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test between Monday-Saturday, every week of the term. Read more about the vaccine requirement and mandatory testing. All University members should refrain from asking others about their vaccination status as such dialogue could prompt disclosure of confidential medical information, which is protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990).
Quarantine and Isolation >>
The University of Pittsburgh is reinventing our operations to keep the Pitt community as safe and healthy as possible while maximizing our ability to build a better future for humankind.
Pitt's Healthcare Advisory Group is overseeing the development of all health-related guidance and requirements and played a vital role in developing the operational postures and Health Standards and Guidelines.
Please check back often as new information is shared through these pages.