By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pitt is allowing undergrad students and instructors to choose whether they want to learn in-person or remotely for the first two weeks of the semester.

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Pitt says they’re offering flexibility because of the delta variant, Allegheny County’s “concerning” infection rate and an incomplete understanding of the vaccination rate of students and faculty.

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In-person instruction will begin on Sept. 13. Masks are required in classrooms and every building on campus.

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Pitt students started returning to campus for the fall semester Thursday. During the move-in process, unvaccinated students need to provide a negative COVID-19 test before moving in.