Message from President Gregerson regarding campus update to Elevated Risk Posture

(Message posted July 10, 2020)

Dear Members of the Pitt-Greensburg Community,

On Monday, July 13, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg was scheduled to move to a Guarded Risk Operating Posture.  Pitt’s Healthcare Advisory Group and Emergency Operations Center reviewed virus and community conditions and noted the recent rise of cases in Westmoreland County.  This triggered the decision by the University’s senior leadership team to remain at the Elevated Risk Posture rather than moving to the Guarded Posture.

Pitt-Greensburg, like the other University of Pittsburgh campuses, is moving from the current emergency status into an operational posture as part of the University’s Resilience Framework. The Framework combines constant monitoring of conditions on our campuses and the prevalence of the virus with a set of universal health rules to help keep us safe and foundational principles to guide our operations.

In the Elevated Risk Posture, gatherings are capped at 25 people. Summer classes have been and will continue to be offered remotely throughout the remainder of the summer term. Faculty and staff should continue to work remotely. Those facilities and police personnel who are required to be on campus may continue to report while following the mitigation measures in place.

The University campuses in Greensburg and Pittsburgh plan to move to the Elevated Risk Posture, and the campuses in Bradford, Johnstown and Titusville plan to move to the Guarded Risk Posture on Monday, July 13, 2020.

Stay safe and stay healthy.


Dr. Robert Gregerson
President of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg