By: Staff News KDKA-TV
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The University of Pittsburgh will begin the spring semester remotely, officials announced Thursday.
The first two and a half weeks of classes will begin online on January 10.
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd say this will allow for COVID-19 testing and shelter-in-place for students living on campus to take place.
The university said the decision came as the omicron variant has caused COVID-19 cases to spike everywhere, including here in Allegheny County.
Live instruction will begin January 27.
Any exceptions to this policy will be communicated to affected students.
For some exempt in-person classes being held, vaccinated students must not have any symptoms of the virus. Unvaccinated students will be required to comply with the weekly test and apply for a waiver.
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https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2021/12/30/pitt-remote-classes-spring-2022/ University of Pittsburgh begins spring semester remotely amid new wave of Omicrons – CBS Pittsburgh