Pitt students are still encouraged to frequently wash their hands and use sanitizer.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The University of Pittsburgh is downgrading its risk status because of a recent improvement in coronavirus test results.

Pitt is moving to what it calls a “guarded risk posture.” Students will still have to wear masks and social distance. They are also encouraged to frequently wash their hands and use sanitizer.

In “guarded risk,” most instruction is in person, expect large lectures. Gatherings are also capped at 25 people. The university moves on Oct. 19.

“This decision, which is based on the recommendations of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Healthcare Advisory Group (HCAG), is dependent on the continuation of good results next week,” Pitt said in a release.

The university announced that seven students tested positive since the last update on Monday.