From the University Times:
As the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, Pitt
is remaining diligent with addressing related issues as the pop up.
For an overall look at updates from Pitt, go to emergency.pitt.edu.
On Saturday, Provost Ann Cudd issued a statement about how to support
faculty and staff who have committed to attending professional
conferences this semester and choose not to attend due to the COVID-19
outbreak. The University will grant an exception for travel booked
through May 31 and reimburse any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by
those who decide to cancel travel.
The administration will reassess this deadline date as COVID-19 evolves and may extend the deadline as conditions evolve.
For more updates from the provost, go to provost.pitt.edu.
The provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning is
encouraging faculty to be prepared if remote learning situations become
required. The center has set up a page detailing the basics of providing
instructional continuity. The page will be updated regularly.
Find information about remote learning and more at teaching.pitt.edu/instructional-continuity.
All business units and responsibilities centers also are being asked to
work on how to handle mass absenteeism and/or the need for as many
people as possible to work at home.
Contact: Paul Kovach