University Communication to Students
Distributed: October 1, 2020
Posted: October 2, 2020  

Dear Students,

This week brought a weather shift to let us know we are in the Fall season. We also learned from the Allegheny County Health Department that our collective efforts have been keeping the COVID-19 spread low. While we must remain attentive, your commitment to the common good is working.

Updates regarding important information for you to know this week include:

Screening Schedule Changes

Please note we are making changes to the screening schedule, effective Monday, October 5. Everyone is encouraged to self-screen daily before coming to or going out on campus. Also, everyone coming to campus should continue to complete a daily screening and obtain a completed sticker. The full screening schedule can be accessed on our website.

PA COVID-19 Tracking App

The Allegheny County Health Department is asking all residents to consider downloading and using the state tracking app. COVID Alert PA is the official mobile app by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) that uses the Exposure Notification System (ENS)provided by Apple and Google. You can now add your phone to the fight against COVID-19 by going to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and downloading the free COVID Alert PA app to your smartphone.

Update in Your Contact Information?

Each year and semester, students are asked to review and update their contact information. This is necessary if the University needs to send you important information or contact you by phone. If your contact information needs to be updated, visit the Carlow intranet, myPortal, and search for the appropriate form.

Don’t Wait, Vaccinate!

Concern about the impact of the flu season within the pandemic makes getting the flu vaccine more important than ever this year. The CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. Many local pharmacies and medical centers are currently providing flu shots. The annual flu shot clinic is hosted by the American Healthcare Group, who will be here on campus October 28 and 29. For more information, consult Health Services and visit the CDC website.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Student Affairs office at 412-578-6293 or submit a report and let the Care Team know about your needs, questions, or concerns. We will reach out and assist you.

Stay safe and be well,

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