By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The University of Pittsburgh will start off its spring semester remotely, officials announced on Thursday.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Snow Keeps Falling
The first two and a half weeks of classes will be online starting on January 10.
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd says that this will allow for COVID-19 testing and sheltering in place for students living on campus to happen.
The university says this decision comes as the omicron variant has made COVID-19 cases spike everywhere, including here in Allegheny County.READ MORE: Adorable Newborns At Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Dress Up In Terrible Towels
In-person instruction will start on January 27.
Any exceptions to this policy will be alerted to students affected.
For the few exempted in-person classes being held, vaccinated students must not be showing any symptoms of the virus. Unvaccinated students will have to comply with weekly testing and apply for an exemption.MORE NEWS: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Snow Now Expected To Reach 6-12 Inches In Pittsburgh
Stay with KDKA as we follow this developing story.