Pitt college students should search native safety amid rising COVID-19 instances – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pitt urges students to seek refuge on site starting Wednesday at 9:00 p.m.

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The university says the main campus will move into the “elevated risk position” Wednesday night. There has been a steady increase in positive cases among students, it said, and given the UK variant, healthcare leaders fear the trend will continue.

As a result of the rising COVID-19 cases, the Pittsburgh campus will move to the elevated risk position at 9:00 p.m. and emergency shelter will begin. Students should only go out to class, work when necessary, exercise safely, take away food and take away essentials. More information: https://t.co/A6nNnQrLAC pic.twitter.com/inYF8d4WV2

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– University of Pittsburgh (@PittTweet) March 31, 2021

The university announced last week that it would have a shelter-in-place starting April 16, but students are now instructed to operate a shelter-in-place starting Wednesday.

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According to Pitt, this means students can leave the house to attend classes in person and learn the essentials. Group work and student activities should be virtually safeguarded, and food on campus is only available to take away.

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