Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
May 17, 2021
As you are aware, last week the CDC announced that it was lifting the masking requirement for fully vaccinated individuals outdoors and in most indoor settings. Appreciating that this announcement has raised many questions and concerns, including how this may impact the college community, I want to clarify CCAC’s position on the matter.
CCAC will continue to require all students, staff and visitors to wear masks while on college grounds, including outdoors. This is in line with Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines permitting businesses or organizations, such as schools, to keep their current mandates regarding facial coverings in place so as to provide an additional layer of protection for their employees and their customers or students.
With vaccinations and testing in place across the region, and the number of COVID cases on the decline in Allegheny County, we are steadily moving toward herd immunity. But until that day arrives, it is important that we all continue to do everything we can to keep the both the college and wider communities safe by reducing the risk of anyone at CCAC contracting COVID–19. As a reminder, CCAC continues to offer COVID–19 vaccinations through its partnership with Integrated Health 21. A number of new clinic dates have recently been added, so if you or a family member is interested in getting vaccinated, there are plenty of slots available—an announcement will be coming out soon.
As always, I will continue to keep you updated as and when new information becomes available. Best wishes to all for a safe and enjoyable summer!