COVID-19 Update: Two Important Guidelines from Ted Fritz

March 28, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Below are links to two important guidelines from Ted Fritz. 

The first link expands on guidance previously shared with you concerning suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Please share this guidance as soon as possible with your faculty and staff.  

The second link provides details about the University’s centralized process for inventorying supplies and considering requests for donations. 

March 27 — Guidance for Supervisors: Suspected or Confirmed Case of COVID-19
As the confirmed cases of COVID-19 increase in each of the counties where Pitt operate, please review the additional guidance for supervisors for possible scenarios.

March 26 — Donating Medical and Other Supplies to Health Care Centers
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent situation for hospitals, emergency responders and health care workers who need medical supplies, including personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies and other physical goods to manage the growing demand for care. As a result of these needs, Pitt and its people are eager to find ways to help, and efforts are already underway to rise to this challenge. As part of Pitt’s commitment to the community, the University is centralizing the process of coordinating, tracking and vetting requests for and offers of contributions of any type of physical goods currently owned by the University.

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Ted Fritz,  Jay Frerotte, or me.

Thank you, once more, for your help and leadership.



Ann E. Cudd
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
Professor of Philosophy