Point Park University has been consistent throughout the pandemic in following the guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Allegheny County Health Department and our medical partners at UPMC on best practices to keep our campus and campus community as safe as possible from COVID.
With the recent uptick in Delta variant cases in Southwestern Pennsylvania, and following CDC guidelines, Point Park will reinstitute masking requirements effective Friday, August 13, 2021, for everyone while inside University buildings. This includes all students, faculty, staff and visitors regardless of vaccination status.
Masks can be removed when dining in University spaces while eating and drinking, when inside private offices and when students are in their residential areas.
*An important reminder to students: All students participating in face-to-face classes or campus activities during the 2021-22 academic year (vaccinated or not), are required to complete the COVID-19 Information Survey. This important health information form is required for all students to complete in order to have access to campus. If this form, or the exemption form listed below, is not completed by Wednesday, August 18, 2021, student ID access will be discontinued, and students who have not completed this information will not have access to campus buildings and facilities, and will not be permitted on campus.
Students with a valid medical or religious reason will be permitted to apply for an exemption. View the waiver form.
*An important reminder to faculty and staff: if you have not been vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to get vaccinated before the start of the Fall semester.
As we have throughout the pandemic, we must come together as a community, follow the guidelines, and care for the wellbeing of ourselves, our families and the campus community.
I look forward to seeing you all on campus for the Fall semester, unified in our enthusiasm for learning, community and a healthy environment for all.