University Communication to Students
Heightened positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have begun to drop this week in Allegheny County yet remain above pre-serge levels. Preventative measures and vaccinations have been significant contributors. Important information this week includes:
Carlow Talks Listening Session Monday, April 26
On Monday, April 26, a Carlow Talks: Listening Session will be held to discuss the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. This session is open to the Carlow community and all are encouraged to join this important conversation. Ryan Scott and Dr. Justin Pearl will lead the discussion to further our goal of supporting, educating, and encouraging action toward becoming an Anti-Racist institution. To register: bit.ly/carlowtalks0426. We look forward to seeing you there!
Student Vaccination Important
While younger people are not experiencing as severe reactions to contracting the COVID-19 virus research has shown young people to be effective carriers and spreaders of the virus, thereby putting those with whom they come into contact with at risk. Therefore, the State of Pennsylvania is urging all students to get at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before the semester’s end. If you plan to be in a different location, please contact a vaccine provider in the area to which you will be locating.
On campus, students 18 YO or older may receive the Moderna vaccine by completing the registration process found here: Screening, Testing & Vaccination at Carlow University.
Other locations to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the State of PA may be found here: COVID-19 Vaccine Providers (pa.gov).
Care Team Available
If you become concerned about yourself or others, please submit a report and let the Care team know about needs, questions or concerns. We will contact you to extend help.
On campus surveillance testing continues to yield a less than 1% positivity rating. You may find reported results on our campus dashboard by clicking here. Asymptomatic testing continues to be offered on campus. You may access the schedule by clicking here. If you are symptomatic, please contact Health Services at 412-578-6474 or your Primary Care Provider (PCP).
May you stay safe and healthy and we near the end of this year,
Timothy P. Phillips, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students