Pitt limits spring sports activities participation to households and choose visitors – CBS Pittsburgh
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pitt’s participation in spring sports will be limited to the families of the athletes and staff as well as “selected guests” for the remainder of the season.
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Pitt Athletics announced this Thursday morning and looked forward to the “hopeful resumption of traditional operations and fan accommodation in the fall”.
An update on the capacity of sporting events in the spring. # H2P pic.twitter.com/VHM7yE7xk1
– Pitt Athletics (@Pitt_ATHLETICS) April 1, 2021
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It comes after the university moved to the “elevated risk position” Wednesday night and the students were told they were seeking shelter. Positive cases among college students are on the rise, and given the UK variant present on campus, health officials fear the trend will continue.
According to the university, an average of eight students a day on Oakland campus test positive for COVID-19, and the COVID-19 variant is among the positive results.
The university has growing concerns about newly released data on its COVID-19 dashboard.
While the number of cases at the regional locations is still low, it is increasing sharply on the main campus. 29 students have tested positive, 67 are isolated and a staff member or faculty member has also tested positive there in the last 14 days. Infections have spread in 13 dormitories.
According to Pitt, the shelter-in-place means students can leave the house to take personal classes and learn the basics. Group work and student activities should be virtual, and on-campus food is only available for take-away. Dormitory lounges, hobby rooms and kitchens will also be closed.
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The protection period ends as soon as the infection rate has decreased to a safer number, according to the university.