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Faculty, Staff & Workplace

Building Safety Concierge Stations

Concierge stations are located at the entrances of each building. To enter buildings, Pitt-Bradford community members must:

  • Have uploaded proof of vaccination or provided a negative COVID-19 test result in the last week
  • Swipe or tap your Pitt ID each time you enter a building
  • Masks are optional in all campus buildings at this time.

If a Pitt-Bradford community member attempts to enter a building during quarantine or isolation, or they are not compliant with COVID-19 mitigation measures, an extended audible alert will sound, and they will be denied building access.

If you hear the alert, do not enter the building. For help in this matter:

  • Students need to contact the Office of Student Affairs by email or phone at 814-362-7651.
  • Faculty and staff should contact Human Resources by email or phone at 814-362-0763.  

Proof of Vaccination

The University of Pittsburgh requires every student, faculty and staff member to comply with certain mitigation measures unless they provide proof that they have been vaccinated.  Community members will be assumed to be unvaccinated unless they provide evidence of being fully vaccinated. People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

To provide proof of vaccination, you will need to upload your COVID-19 vaccination card. Your vaccination status will be used only for our virus control program and will be accessed only by appropriately authorized personnel.

Before starting the process, we recommend you photograph or scan the front of the card, which includes your name, what COVID-19 vaccine you received and the date(s) you received the vaccine. 

If you have received a booster shot, please update your record and upload an additional photo of your vaccination card.  

Faculty and staff can Upload a new image of your vaccine card. Previous vaccine card images are stored in the system but will not appear. Please have an image ready on your smartphone or as a scanned file. 

Understanding which members of our community have gotten boosters will allow us to reach out proactively to those members who are eligible but have not yet gotten boosted.  

If you have not been boosted, most local pharmacies offer appointments: 
Walmart pharmacy, 50 Foster Brook Blvd. 814-368-4700 Schedule an appointment
CVS pharmacy, 10 Davis St. 814-362-4559 Schedule an appointment

If Experiencing Mild symptoms 

The procedure differs slightly, depending on your state of residence. However, regardless of where you live, if you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, you should notify MyHealth@Work at 412-647-4949. Additionally, if you test positive, contact tracing may be performed by the contact tracing team in Pittsburgh.

If you live in Pennsylvania and are experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19, contact your health care provider to talk with a medical professional as soon as possible or call MyHealth@Work at 412-647-4949 for a telehealth call. The health consultation is free if you call between 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you call outside of that timeframe, there will be a co-pay. This service is available regardless of your insurance plan. 

If you took a Quest test, you will be notified of your test result by a representative from MyHealth@Work, who also will talk to you about when you can safely return to work. 

If you live outside of Pennsylvania and are experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19, contact your primary care physician or go to your nearest Urgent Care/COVID test site as soon as possible. If you contact MyHealth@Work, which is able to assist only employees who live in Pennsylvania, you will be referred to UPMC AnywhereCare, for which there is a cost.

Emergency 

If it is an emergency, go to your local emergency room. 

Asymptomatic with a possible exposure 

If you are asymptomatic but think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, follow these steps:

  1. If you have not been vaccinated, do not come to campus and begin quarantine immediately. If you have been vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine and may come to campus.
  2. Order a test from Quest
  3. If you receive a positive test result, you should notify MyHealth@Work at 412-647-4949. Additionally, if you test positive, contact tracing may be performed by the contact tracing team in Pittsburgh.

Guidelines for Responding to Symptomatic Individuals

The following is a general response to individuals anywhere on the Pitt-Bradford campus who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19.

When the symptomatic person is a 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 MyHealth@Work upon arriving home. 
    • The MyHealth@Work will provide guidance on managing symptoms, accessing testing and other care needs.
    • Employees should notify their supervisor and Health Services regarding the need to isolate. 
    • MyHealth@Work will monitor the employees progress and recovery as well as set an appropriate return to work date.