University Monitoring Omicron Variant

The University is very grateful for the collaborative efforts of students, faculty and staff to ensure the health and safety of the Duquesne community. The noteworthy compliance with our Vaccine Policy has resulted in a very low spread of COVID-19 and a small number of positive cases, and we urge you to continue your vigilance with masking and other safety precautions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shared news and concern of the new Omicron variant. This variant has now been detected in the United States, so your diligence and commitment to Duquesne's safety protocols remain paramount.

The University is monitoring all information on the evolving situation with the Omicron variant. Per guidance from the Allegheny County Health Department and other health officials, the best safety practice remains acquiring full COVID vaccination and a booster six months after the initial vaccination.

Please, do your part stay safe as we head into finals and toward the end of the semester.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University’s academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.

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