University of Pittsburgh lifting mask mandate inside campus buildings

PITTSBURGH — The University of Pittsburgh’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office announced that starting March 28, Pitt community members no longer need to wear a mask inside of campus buildings.

In a letter to the community, the office said there are still some restrictions, including inside health care centers. Community members are encouraged to look at the signage in these spaces.

Masks will also be required in university shuttle busses.

“Local conditions have remained steady following the return from spring break. Cases on Pitt campuses continue to be mild and low in number. COVID-19 Community Levels in counties where there are Pitt campuses are currently low or medium, indicating low numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients,” the letter said.

Despite easing restrictions, the university hasn’t changed its quarantine and isolation protocols. The letter stated in these cases, community members have to wear a mask for 10 days in all public spaces, whether indoors or outdoors.