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Message from President Gregerson regarding campus shift to Guarded Risk Posture

Dear Pitt-Greensburg Campus Community:

We have good news to share!

The Greensburg campus has been approved to move from the Elevated Risk Posture to the Guarded Risk Posture. The change will take effect on Monday, February 22 at 7:00 a.m.  In recommending this posture change to the Senior Leadership Team, the HCAG noted that Westmoreland County’s incidence rate of 80/100,000 and its positive test rate of 5.2% are very encouraging. They noted that Pitt-Greensburg does not have any positive COVID-19 cases on campus no students are in quarantine or isolation.  They also noted that the campus’ PPE stock is appropriate, compliance is excellent and we have capacity for contact tracing, isolation and testing.

I am confident that our campus is ready to make this move.  I am very proud that you - our students, faculty, and staff have been steadfastly compliant with the established safety protocols, and I believe that this has played a large part in our low case numbers last fall and so far this spring. Thank you!

As we continue to work our way through the semester, please always remember the following:

  • Face coverings are the most significant tool to limit the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask that securely covers your mouth and nose - whether in buildings or on campus grounds. Read more about exceptions and find answers to frequently asked questions about face coverings at Pitt.
  • Physical distancing is very important - keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • Practice good hand hygiene - wash your hands and use hand sanitizer as frequently as possible.
  • For up-to-date information, please visit our campus COVID-19 resources.

Again, I thank each of you for your commitment to promote the health and well-being of our entire community.

Finally, next week, on Tuesday, February 23 the University is observing a Self-Care Day for all students. I strongly encourage you to rest, relax, and focus on yourself. Do something that you enjoy and makes you happy!

Stay healthy, spring is on its way!

Sincerely,

Dr. Robert Gregerson
President, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg