University Communication to Students
Distributed: September 17, 2020
Posted: September 19, 2020
With the semester now in week four and the weather cooling, we are immersed in
Fall. COVID-19 reports in Allegheny County continue to be up, particularly in
the 19-24 and 25-49 age groups. Our contributions to the health and safety of
the community have never been more important.
COVID-19 reporting at Carlow University
Please note that we have added a
COVID-19 Carlow campus dashboard to our
Here you will find daily updates outlining the laboratory-confirmed COVID-19
cases reported to the University involving students, faculty, and staff who
were on campus during the time they were contagious. The dashboard does not
include cases among individuals studying or working remotely -- or those who
have not been on campus. Students should self-report their information and
test results to Health Services at 412-578-6174.
The weekly screening schedule is now posted on the
and updated each week.
Please note that on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, all screening is
consolidated to one location -- Francis Warde Hall.
If you have class on campus, including AJP, you are expected to be screened
before reporting for class.
Common Good reminder
Recognizing the increase of COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County and the state
of Pennsylvania, we continue to emphasize the
utmost importance of supporting the common good. Cognizant of
those around us, while on campus we must always wear a mask, social distance,
practice good hand hygiene, and clean spaces before and after use.
Make sure you have been counted! If you lived in Pittsburgh
on April 1, 2020, we encourage you to complete the U.S. census. The deadline
is September 30. Only taken every 10 years, it is important to your local
community - this community - that you be counted. Visit
Make a difference. We are called more than ever in this unprecedented time to
find creative ways to connect with each other. As a Catholic, Mercy learning
environment, we are called to serve those in need.
Commit to making a difference in the lives around you by
volunteering as a contact tracer, engaging as a mentor or reading tutor, or
reaching out to those isolated or struggling. For more information, contact
Kate O’Brien at
the Center for Mercy Heritage.
Voting is your civic duty. The national elections are among
our most important opportunities to serve the community and exercise our
rights as citizens. This following Pennsylvania ACLU link provides important
information, deadlines for voters’ registration, and details for mail-in and
absentee ballots. Visit
https://www.aclupa.org/en/know-your-rights/know-your-voting-rights. Take time to cast your vote in the upcoming election.
Do you need help?
If you find yourself needing assistance and are not sure where to
submit a report
and let the Care Team know about your needs, questions, or concerns. We will
reach out and assist you.
Stay well and be safe.
Timothy P. Phillips, PhD
Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students