Guidelines for Responding to Symptomatic Individuals

The following is a general response to individuals anywhere on the Pitt-Greensburg campus who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, persistent coughing, persistent sneezing and/or shortness of breath.

When the symptomatic person is a

Student in a residence hall room:

  1. Advise the student to stay in their room and avoid contact with others.
  2. Advise the student to call Health Services at 724-635-5001.
  3. If the student asks to go home, have them stay in their room until a guardian comes for them. 
  4. If the student requests to remain on campus, Health Services will arrange for their transportation to the designated location for self-isolation.
  5. Any close contacts as identified by the symptomatic student will be contacted by Health Services and advised to practice social distancing, preferably at their permanent residence. 
  6. Close contacts who are unable to relocate out of campus housing will be advised by Health Services about the designated location for quarantine on campus. Health Services will also inform Facilities Management at 724-836-9898 of the student’s placement in quarantine. 
  7. The symptomatic student’s room will be cleaned per established Standard Operating Procedures by designated personnel.

Student anywhere on campus other than a residence hall room:

  1. Advise the student to immediately return to their residence, avoid contact with others and call Health Services at 724-635-5001. If the student resides in a University residence hall, follow the steps above.
  2. Report the building and room number of the encounter to Facilities Management at 724-836-9898 so the room can be cleaned by designated personnel.

Faculty or staff member anywhere on campus:

  1. The symptomatic individual must go home immediately. If the symptomatic individual does not have immediate access to transportation, have them avoid contact with others by waiting alone in a room with the door closed until transportation arrives.
  2. The symptomatic individual should promptly call their supervisor and health care provider.
  3. The symptomatic individual should call MyHealth@Work (Pitt’s employee health center) at 412-647-4949 upon arriving home.
  4. Report the building and room number of the encounter to Facilities Management at 724-836-9898 so the room can be cleaned by designated personnel.

While most COVID-19 cases do not require response by emergency medical services, in the case of a life-threatening or severe medical emergency, please call 911.