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Information for:

4/1/2020

3/28/2020

3/25/2020

3/24/2020

Beginning March 25, dining services will deliver lunch at 11:30 a.m. and dinner at 4:30 p.m. for those students who remain on campus. Meals will be delivered to the students’ townhouse apartment doorstep.  
Students need to email their meal selections to ma4011@metzcorp.com at least two hours prior to the meal delivery time. 
Students will be asked to provide their mobile number and Pitt email, so dining services staff can keep them apprised of their meal delivery. 

The Commons Café remains closed.

3/23/2020

For students who had a room and/or board plan, credits are being applied to accounts today and tomorrow -- March 23-24 -- and should reflect on student accounts on Wednesday, March 25. The credit will reflect the number of days from Spring Break until the end of the term. 

This is equivalent to 40% for both room and board charges in addition to any Flex dollars remaining on the student’s account.

If that results in a refund, it will be sent to the bank account the student has designated in PittPay. If you have not enrolled in e-refunds, please do so before Wednesday, March 25.

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Dining services is operating on a delivery-only basis for students who remain on campus, and the Commons Cafe is closed.

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  • Effective March 19, 2020, the PHEAA Board of Directors authorized the Agency to temporarily modify, suspend, or relax certain program requirements for Pennsylvania schools and students enrolled in the 2020 winter or spring term. See details
  • The Academic Coaching & Tutoring Center, Mathematics Center, and Writing Center have all moved online. You can find instructions for making appointments on the individual pages.
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  • Hanley Library will close at 5 p.m. today, March 19. You will still be able to access the library virtually, and there will be a couple of staff members working in the building to scan items and take care of necessary operations. 
  • The Panther Shop will move totally online and will operate daily for online orders, requests for course materials and other needs. They will also provide return shipping labels for all students who have book rentals. Any requests for convenience items should be directed to Metz, who will assist the students, faculty and staff who are on campus
  • All computer labs are closed. If you need technology assistance, you can open a new help ticket with CTM.
  • If you are having difficulty accessing the internet, Comcast and Charter Communications are offering free internet access to certain households.
  • All art-making facilities are closed. If you are working on a project, please contact your professor for further information.
  • Dining services is operating on a take-out basis only.
  • Student Health Services is available by phone or email to provide consultations and support.
  • Counseling Services is available by phone or email to give you online support and referrals.
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Pitt-Bradford continues to take measures to protect the health of the Pitt-Bradford community and our neighbors and ensure the community avoids large gatherings, which COVID-19 has made unsafe. 

Unfortunately, as a result, we have decided to postpone all of this spring’s commencement ceremonies and activities.

“These are unprecedented times,” said Dr. Catherine Koverola, Pitt-Bradford president, “requiring us to make difficult but necessary decisions to keep everyone safe. When it is safe to do so, we will have an extraordinary commencement ceremony to celebrate our students’ amazing achievements.”

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  • Pitt-Bradford remains open for students, faculty and staff. In keeping with public health guidance, university buildings are not open to the public at this time.
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  • The Marilyn Horne Museum, Exhibit Center, cafe and gift shop are closed, other facilities in Horne Hall remain open.
  • The Hanley Library will be open only to Pitt-Bradford faculty, staff and students.
  • The computer lab in 106 Swarts Hall will remain open. All other computer labs are closed.
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  • Students who need to come to campus to retrieve their belongings need to contact the housing office at 814-362-7630.
  • Student Affairs will contact all students on the Buses Home program list to let them know how to receive a refund and/or how to return to campus to retrieve their belongings.
  • For those returning to campus early, you must leave as soon as possible and return your keys. (Kara, Denise and Shannon will be in the office on Friday).
  • Students will receive emails from their professors regarding classes, clinicals, labs, student teaching and other academic matters.
  • Health Services are provided by phone consultation only to students.
  • The Panther Shop will accept book buy backs and rental returns through April 24. Returns and buybacks can be made in person or be mailed to The Panther Shop at 300 Campus Drive, Bradford PA, 16701. Packages should include the student’s full name, ID number, phone number and Pitt email address.
  • All spring varsity athletic practices and games are suspended until further notice. We will reevaluate this situation and make a final decision in about two weeks as to whether we will cancel the seasons or reinstate them, and begin the process of rescheduling affected AMCC contests
  • The Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center is closed for public use until further notice.
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The health and safety of everyone in the campus community, and our neighbors in the region, are most important, which is why the university is taking these necessary precautions to avoid further spread of the virus.

  • Beginning March 23, classes will be online for the remainder of the spring semester.
  • To prepare for the transition to online instruction, classes are canceled the week of March 16.
  • Students who need to come to campus to retrieve their belongings need to contact the housing office at 814-362-7630.
  • Room and board will be pro-rated, but likely will take time to process. More information will follow.
  • Exemptions will be made to allow some students to live on campus.
  • All summer study abroad trips have been canceled.
  • All university domestic and foreign travel is canceled.
  • All personal domestic and foreign travel is discouraged.
  • All campus events have been canceled for the foreseeable future.
  • Details about spring commencement will be forthcoming.
  • On-campus gatherings of more than 25 people will not be held.
  • All spring varsity athletic practices and games are suspended until further notice; we will reevaluate this situation and make a final decision in approximately two weeks, as to whether we will cancel the seasons or reinstate them, and begin the process of rescheduling affected AMCC contests.
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The health and safety of everyone in the university community is a top priority. For that reason, Pitt has decided to cancel all university-sponsored spring break study-abroad and spring break study-away programs that require air travel. In addition, the university is taking a proactive approach and requiring students who are currently studying abroad in France, Germany and Spain to return to the United States. We ask that members of the Pitt-Bradford community who return to campus from those countries practice social distancing for a period of 14 days.
These are not decisions the University takes lightly. We know that they will have numerous implications for the students and faculty whose travel plans will now change. However, in light of the CDC’s guidance, the university is exercising caution and taking all reasonable precautions to protect the Pitt community.

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This past week, the Centers for Disease Control issued a new travel advisory in regards to the COVID-19 outbreak. Risk for COVID-19 is associated with someone’s travel history, not ethnicity or nationality. All people in the United States, including those of Asian descent, who have not traveled to China or been in contact with someone with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the last 14 days are at low risk of becoming sick

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in hundreds of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan with additional cases being identified in a growing number of countries.

At this time, we have not received any reports of suspected cases on our campus.

If you have been to Wuhan, China,or have had close contact with someone who was infected in the past 14 days and are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please call Student Health Services at 814-362-5272 or seek further evaluation from a medical provider/closest emergency room immediately.

While the CDC considers this is a very serious public health threat, based on current information, the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to Americans is considered low at this time. Nevertheless, CDC is taking proactive preparedness precautions.

SYMPTOMS

Patients with confirmed 2019-nCoV infection have reported having mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

PREVENTION

Much like the flu, coronavirus spreads via saliva and respiratory droplets. Thus, we encourage you to observe good health practices to avoid spread:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid sharing cups, utensils, water bottles and other personal items
  • Stay home when sick and avoid others who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

TREATMENT

Should you begin to experience any of these symptoms and have recently been to Wuhan, China, immediately contact Student Health Services (814-362-5272) or a healthcare provider.Currently, there are no specific antiviral treatment recommendations for 2019-nCoV infections,Those infected are to remain at home and avoid contact with others.

AT PITT-BRADFORD, WE ARE TAKING THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS:

All students visiting Student Health Services will be screened for recent international travel. Student Health Services will continue to closely monitor this situation.

Please do not hesitate to contact Student Health Services (814-362-5272) with any questions or concerns that you may have.

You can read more about the virus on the CDC website.