Faculty, staff encouraged to follow prescribed guidelines if visiting campus

University Communication to Faculty and Staff
Distributed: 06/26/2020
Posted: 06/26/2020

Dear Carlow University Community,  

Newly released “Re-Entry and Resiliency Plan”

Continuing to draw from the goodwill and compassion that marks our University, the newly structured COVID-19 Re-Entry and Resiliency Implementation Team is actively working behind-the-scenes to implement the many aspects of our newly released “Re-Entry and Resiliency Plan,” which is now live on our website.

We encourage you to read this all-important plan, which is guided by our Catholic Mercy values, places the utmost importance on safety, and realizes our mission within the framework of the common good. It recognizes that our individual and collective actions affect the welfare of the whole. We ask that you review Appendix A, located on pg. 36 of the Plan. Note that education on the commitment and signature aspect of this will take place in August.

We continue to work under the guidance of the CDC and Governor Wolf’s office and are regularly interfacing with Mayor Peduto’s Office, the state Department of Health, Allegheny County Health Department and peer universities in the region.

Staying safe: summer guidelines for faculty and staff visiting campus

If you need to come to campus, we emphasize the importance of personal hygiene, cleaning protocols, face coverings and safe social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

All faculty and staff are asked to only visit the campus for essential purposes that are unable to be achieved by remote or virtual means. If it is necessary to conduct business on campus, please follow these guidelines:

  • If you plan to utilize common areas or meeting rooms, contact Bert Garcia in Facilities with date, time and place information at least 24 hours prior to your arrival so arrangements can be made to disinfect the area after use.
  • Contact Police Dispatch at 412-578-6005 at least 24 hours before arriving on campus, check in on the third floor of Frances Warde Hall upon arrival, and check out at your departure.

A video to brighten your day

Carlow University alums continue to make national news! Consider taking six minutes to watch this heartwarming Good Morning America segment that features health care hero and Carlow alum Ashley Ayres.

Throughout the summer months, we will continue to send weekly email communications, and detailed pieces of re-entry information will be posted on our website, social channels and other modes of communication as we approach our campus re-opening for the fall semester.

We wish you a joyous weekend.


The COVID-19 Re-Entry and Resiliency Implementation Team