University Communication to Students
Distributed: September 17, 2020
Posted: September 19, 2020  


Dear Students,

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 website. 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.

Screening schedule

The weekly screening schedule is now posted on the website 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.

U.S. Census

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 2020census.gov  

Mercy

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 in the Center for Mercy Heritage.

VOTE

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.

Need assistance?

Do you need help? If you find yourself needing assistance and are not sure where to turn, please 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