Updated Jan. 11, 2022
University members who are confirmed by a medical professional to have COVID-19 must report their diagnosis, and provide names of close contacts so that contact tracing can be initiated to control the spread of COVID-19.
A close contact is defined as within 6 feet of someone for more than 15 minutes, regardless of masking.
If you are called by a University contact tracer and identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will be instructed to get a Quest test.
- For unvaccinated people: If you do not develop symptoms, quarantine for 5 days after your last contact with a person with COVID-19 and wear a face covering in all settings for an additional 5 days. The date of exposure is considered day 0. You may also wish to get tested on day 5, but it is not required.
- For vaccinated people: You do NOT need to quarantine if you have received all CDC recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people. You should wear a face covering in all settings for 10 days. You may also wish to get tested on day 5, but it is not required.
How to get a test?
You have options. Regardless of location, it will be the same type of test: an unobserved, self-swab PCR test.
If you do not have symptoms?
- Students: Order an at-home Quest test or visit the onsite testing center to collect your sample.
- Faculty and staff: Order an at-home Quest test or visit the onsite testing center to collect your sample.
If you have symptoms?
Students: Get tested through Student Health Services on your campus.
- Bradford: 814-362-5272
- Greensburg: 724-836-9947
- Johnstown: 814-269-7110
- Pittsburgh: 412-383-1800
- Titusville: 814-362-5272
Faculty and staff: Faculty and staff should call MyHealth@Work at 412-647-4949 to discuss testing options. Testing for symptomatic employees is available on the Pittsburgh campus. You must create a Quest account to be tested on campus.
Does it have to be through Quest?
No, but the University is providing COVID-19 tests from Quest free of charge for asymptomatic individuals.
If you do not get a Quest test, you must report any positive result to Pitt via Student Health Service or MyHealth@Work at 412-647-4949.