Throughout the pandemic, Point Park has worked closely with the Allegheny County Department of Health and our medical partners at UPMC to ensure the University follows the most up to date guidance on masking and other health and safety issues related to COVID-19.
Following are some important updates:
In keeping with guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at Point Park University, masks will not be required for those individuals who have been fully vaccinated. However, those not vaccinated should wear a mask. This policy also applies to Summer Camps currently on campus.
On Vaccinations for Students
Earlier today the University informed students of the COVID-19 vaccination policy for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Based on the success of the COVID-19 vaccinations now widely available, and to protect the University community from the spread of COVID-19, Point Park will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students participating in face-to-face classes or campus activities for the 2021-2022 academic year. Point Park University currently requires students to be immunized for a number of other viruses mandated by the federal government including measles, mumps and rubella and meningitis. You can see the full COVID-19 vaccination plan pertaining to students here: Student COVID-19 Vaccine Information for 2021-2022 Academic Year
On Vaccinations for Faculty and Staff
Regarding vaccinations for faculty and staff, Point Park University strongly encourages all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines have shown to be safe and highly effective at reducing illness and the spread of the virus.
On the University's COVID Operations Manual
The University COVID Operations Manual is currently being updated. Please look for a future communication that will let you know when it is available. You can check the University’s COVID -19 page on the University website for the latest information on operations.
The University looks forward to on-campus operations for Fall 2021 and a safe return to the vibrancy and activities of campus life at Point Park University.