COVID-19 Standards & Guidelines
Please visit this page for updated information on the university's Health Standards & Guidelines for the Fall 2021 semester.
The University of Pittsburgh campuses are closed to the general public, but open to University members and registered guests. University members can register a guest online. Registered guests will receive a confirmation email that they are required to present, along with a photo ID, upon arrival on campus. By arriving on campus, guests are agreeing to follow the health rules that the University has in place at the time and are affirming that they are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
Proof of Vaccination Status
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).
Mandatory Virus Testing
The University of Pittsburgh strongly encourages vaccination to protect the health and safety of the entire community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Pitt considers it the responsibility of individuals who are not vaccinated to comply with mandatory weekly testing, made free and possible for Pitt community members through a partnership with Quest Diagnostics. If you have already received a COVID-19 vaccine, please submit proof of your vaccination: Resident students | Commuter students | Faculty/staff members
For the week of September 13 ONLY: you may submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test from any laboratory by completing this form. You must also set up a Quest account by following the steps below and order weekly tests immediately.
Ordering Your Test
- For students: Please set up a Quest account through this link. Follow the instructions to order a test to your current address. Students living on campus should order their Quest testing kit to their residence hall mail room.
- For faculty and staff: Please set up a Quest account through this link. Follow the instructions to order a test to your current address.
You have 48 hours to order your Quest test after being invited to do so. Follow the instructions carefully on the testing kit to conduct an unobserved self-swab and mail it back to Quest. Campus drop-off locations are listed below.
The average turnaround time for Quest tests is currently about 24 hours after the specimen is received at the lab. You can access your test results through your MyQuest account. Student health service on your campus or MyHealth @ Work will also receive the test results.
If you have questions about the Quest test kit:
Toll-free line: 855-324-7472
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST Monday - Friday
After hours: 866-MYQUEST (866-697-8378) Select "patient"
On-Campus Quest Test Drop-Off Locations
Greensburg: Chambers Hall, Information Desk
Guidelines for Responding to Symptomatic Individuals
Updates from Pitt-Greensburg and Pitt administration:
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.