PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) North Campus, 8701 Perry Highway, McCandless, will be closed until Monday, November 1, for the treatment of bedbugs. An inspection of campus this afternoon revealed the presence of bedbugs. Heat- and chemical-based treatments will be conducted over the weekend by a pest control company.
This morning, a bedbug was found on a student at the campus, and the campus was closed to facilitate an inspection by an exterminator.
As a precaution, a follow-up inspection and treatment are scheduled for the weekend of November 6 and 7. This process is not expected to impact classes.
There is no indication that this situation is in any way connected to the recent discovery and treatment of bedbugs at CCAC–Downtown Center, outside of the general increase in the number of bedbugs in Allegheny County and nationally.
While bedbugs are not known to transmit any disease, CCAC knows that they are a concern for most people. CCAC takes this issue very seriously and will make sure that North Campus is safe for students and employees before it is reopened. Visit www.ccac.edu and check the campus hotlines for updates on this situation, including closing information.
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.