Thursday, June 02, 2022
CMU COVID-19 UpdateI write to you today with updates regarding our COVID-19 risk mitigation strategy. University leadership has been tracking the increase in COVID-19 cases in our region, due in large part to the highly transmissible Omicron BA.2.12.1 subvariant. On Friday, May 27, the CDC listed Allegheny County as an area of high transmissibility (COVID-19 by County | CDC). While our CMU community continues to experience cases of COVID-19, the vast majority of those cases are either asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. This is due in large part to our high vaccination and booster rates.
Friday, April 15, 2022
CMU COVID-19 UpdateAs anticipated, with the arrival of the BA.2 subvariant and its high transmissibility, there has been an uptick in COVID-19 cases nationally, locally and within the CMU community. Given our highly vaccinated and boosted CMU community, the cases we are seeing generally range from asymptomatic to mild. As we have communicated previously, cases are no longer the critical metric, and we are increasingly focused on the severity of outcomes and the availability of medical care.
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Changes to COVID-19 Facial Covering, Gathering RequirementsI write today with updates to CMU’s COVID-19 policies related to facial coverings and gatherings. University leadership has been tracking the declining caseloads and pressures on our health care system, both nationally and locally. We have also continued our consultation with experts at CMU University Health Services, the Allegheny Health Network and peer institutions.
Friday, March 04, 2022
COVID-19 Preparations for Spring BreakI write today with updates to CMU’s COVID-19 policies related to the Daily Self-Assessment, classroom notifications, and isolation and quarantine requirements. As we begin Spring Break, our campus remains in a Transitional Posture with near capacity in-person classes and activities.
Monday, January 24, 2022
Campus Posture Change to TransitionalToday, we write with updates to our previously announced campus posture. As we collectively manage and balance the impact of the pandemic, we continue to be inspired by our community's strong commitment to one another.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Please Upload Your Booster Information Into the Database TodayAs we look toward the first day of classes next week, we write to remind you of our previously announced booster requirement. This is yet another critical tool in our COVID-19 mitigation plans as we approach the start of the spring semester. Vaccinations and subsequent booster shots have proven to be safe and highly effective in reducing the severity of symptoms and risk of hospitalization, and preliminary indications are that boosters will prove to be an effective defense against severe symptoms with the Omicron variant as well.
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