University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Exempt Arrival Information

January 1, 2022


Happy New Year! 

By now, you should have received email messages from the COVID Medical Response Office (CMRO) and President Spectar.  Those messages contain important information regarding the start of spring semester classes.  This message contains information specifically for RESIDENT students.  This information applies to those students who are partially vaccinated or exempt.

Pre-Arrival Testing

  • You MUST submit a negative PCR COVID-19 test prior to returning to campus.  The test will need to have been administered within one week of your return (meaning the test cannot have been administered prior to Saturday, January 1).
  • If you have not yet ordered your Quest test kit, please do so IMMEDIATELY and drop it at a FedEx location near your home.  You do not need to send your Quest results to us...we will receive them automatically directly from the Quest lab. Please note that you will NOT be permitted to return to campus (regardless of the distance traveled) if we do not have a negative test result for you. 
  • If you receive errors when requesting your test or need technical assistance, please call Quest at 855-324-7472 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday -Friday. After hours: 866-MYQUEST number 866-697-8378 and select “patient”

Post-Arrival Testing

  • You will be required to participate in the mandatory weekly Quest testing.  This will go into effect January 10 (your first week on campus).  Please order your test for week one NOW and have it delivered to your on-campus address.  You should drop off your completed test kit in the collection bin outside of Health and Counseling Services (G-4 Student Union). 

Arrival Date

The University is requiring all resident students to shelter-in-place beginning with their arrival until at least Jan. 13. During this time, meals from PJ's will be on a to-go basis only and the food court area will be closed for seating. The Tuck Shop and Pitt Stop will be open as usual for either in-person ordering or on-line ordering via BOOST. 

As always, we appreciate your patience and cooperation as we respond to the unfortunate increase in COVID-19 cases across the country.  Please note our office does NOT have information regarding the status of your classes (remote vs. in-person).  That information is available directly from your instructors.