Students who attend off-campus events required to follow safety measures

University Communication to Students
Distributed: 08/21/2020
Posted: 08/21/2020

Dear Students,

As we close the week, I am writing to emphasize the critical importance of everyone’s commitment to keeping each other safe. Yesterday, Allegheny County reported a rise in COVID-19 cases, and we are seeing University students across the region disregard preventative measures that have been put in place.

Simply put, you are the key to our success.

Before coming to campus, or leaving your room, you must self-screen for a fever of 100.4 or above, COVID-19 symptoms, and exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. If you have any doubt, please hold in place and contact Student Health Services at 412-578-6474.

On campus, you must be committed at all times to wearing a mask, being screened daily, maintaining social distancing of 6 feet from others, frequently washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, and cleaning common surfaces you have used.

As importantly, you must only gather in groups within Allegheny County guidelines: 25 or less inside, 50 or fewer outside - as adjusted to how the space will allow for proper social distancing. Students choosing to attend off-campus events, especially large social gatherings, will be subject to conduct review if required protective guidelines set forth above are not followed.

Let me be clear. These expectations are to protect all of us. Decisions you make to do otherwise will compromise your health and the health of others. And consistent disregard for these measures will result in a campus and county closure.

The character of the Carlow University community is to demonstrate an unyielding concern for the welfare of others. If you see your peers or others not following these guidelines, let them know. I am confident that each of you will join us to ensure that we have a safe and successful academic year.


Timothy P. Phillips, PhD
Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students