COVID-19 Resources

LRDC and the University of Pittsburgh are committed to doing their part to protect the health of our students, faculty, staff and community members. Below are links for a few helpful sources of information. For any official information from the federal, state, or local government, please visit those websites directly.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

The University of Pittsburgh Coronavirus Response & Planning Page

The Public Safety and Emergency Management website is the centralized and reliable source of up-to-date guidance and information for the Pitt community.

The Office of the Provost offers resources for graduate and professional students and postdocs here.

The Office of Human Resources provides resources for faculty and staff.

The Office of Research provides and the Office of Sponsored Programs provide updates and resources.

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

The University Office of Communications shares news stories through Pittwire and @Pitt.

In early April, the University launched Pittwire Live, a place for the Panther nation to get plugged in, including virtual events and online services and channels.

TEACHING RESOURCES

The University Center for Teaching and Learning provides resources for teaching remotely.

The Information Technology page provides articles to improve working remotely, including Zoom etiquette, cybersecurity, and LinkedIn Learning.

The Discipline-Based Science Education Research Center (dBSERC) offers articles about virtual conferences 10 Simple Rules for Organizing a Virtual Conference, and Lessons Learned from Hosting a Virtual Conference.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The University has launched Pitt's Pandemic Service Initiative to provide information about volunteer opportunities.

Dr. Benjamin Rottman, LRDC Research Scientist, Associate Professor, Psychology, created the "Be a Pitt Shopping Helper / Find a Pitt Shopping Helper" program to connect Pitt students, staff, and faculty to help people who cannot or should not leave their homes. Find the "Pitt Shopping Helper" developed by Ben here.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER

Sign up for daily notices from UPMC and occasional press conferences on their website.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY

Allegheny County General Site for numbers of cases of COVID-19 in your neighborhood.

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Pennsylvania's status and latest news Department of Health website.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

The CDC provides extensive information on a variety of topics.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

The World Health Organization provides global updates on COVID-19.

NATIONAL NEWS

The New York Times is providing free access to the news and guidance on the coronavirus outbreak.

Stay updated on the coronavirus with the Wall Street Journal.