Read past communications from CMU regarding the novel coronavirus/COVID-19
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
University Update - Summer Programs Moving to Remote and Online OperationIn light of the continued uncertainty and to ensure the health and safety of our campus community amid the COVID-19 outbreak over the next several months, university leadership has made the difficult decision that in-person, on-campus courses and formal summer programming can only be offered in remote or online formats at all U.S.-based domestic locations through August 1, 2020.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Guidance to Understanding Pennsylvania Governor Wolf's Stay-at-Home OrderFor CMU students in Pittsburgh, the university has issued some guidance regarding the stay-at-home order by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to mitigate the community spread of COVID-19. The directive, which aims to combat the increasing number of cases of the coronavirus in Pennsylvania, continues through at least April 6, and requires all individuals to stay at home and avoid social gatherings.
Monday, March 23, 2020
A Message About CommencementI am writing with deep regret to let you know that we will not be able to hold this year’s Commencement exercises on the Pittsburgh campus on May 17 as planned. To our graduating students, this decision – like so many of the past few weeks – ranks among the hardest I have had to make as president.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Moving to Remote Student and Campus ServicesA number of student services, including housing, dining, health and counseling, have amended their policies and hours as CMU helps to slow the transmission of COVID-19.
Friday, March 20, 2020
First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in the Campus CommunityA member of our Pittsburgh campus community has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The student is being monitored by the proper health officials and is in self-isolation in an off-campus residence.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Details About Transition to Remote Research and Teaching OperationsIn light of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's recent order, all CMU research and teaching activities must move to fully remote operations immediately.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Next Phase: Transition to Remote Research Operations and Other Campus ChangesToday, to continue to be proactive in this fast-moving situation, we are beginning the next phase of our efforts to slow the potential for community spread of COVID-19. This includes modifications to research operations and certain services to minimize the number of people on campus and adhere to social-distancing guidelines.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Grading Policy Changes and First Week ExpectationsWe appreciate your patience as the university makes this unique transition to remote and online learning beginning on Wednesday, March 18. We understand this comes with challenges for you and our faculty.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Possible Case of COVID-19We are writing to inform you of a potential case of COVID-19 on our Pittsburgh campus and the university's plans while we await testing results.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Preparing for a Remote Learning ExperienceWe are writing to help you prepare for the many changes you will face as we transition to online teaching and learning for the remainder of the semester. This communication will supplement any direct communications and instructions you may have already received from your college or department.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Updated Guidance for Students in CMU University HousingWe have received questions from many students and family members in response to the message I sent to you yesterday regarding COVID-19 response and its impact on university housing. Based on those inquiries, I am providing some additional guidance and clarifications.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Important Faculty Guidance: Teaching and Research Continuity and Other UpdatesOur education and research missions remain the same. It is critical for everyone to understand: The expectation is that we are to teach remotely beginning Wednesday, March 18. We have canceled classes on Monday and Tuesday. Those in-service days will ensure you are prepared to teach remotely on Wednesday.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Guidelines on Remote Work and HiringWe recognize that some university work can be performed remotely. The university encourages supervisors to consider allowing remote work where practicable. Below are new temporary guidelines from the Office of Human Resources, which has posted additional information about these topics.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Important Guidance for Students in CMU University HousingMove-out Procedures: We have done our best to quickly activate systems, supplies and resources that we utilize for our typical May move-out in support of this unexpected situation. All students who are moving out will be required to submit an online checkout form indicating the date that they moved out.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Important Guidance for Students to Help Inform Decision-makingAs President Jahanian stated in his message earlier this week, life on campus will be quite different moving forward. We are committed to being transparent with you as you make decisions about where to finish your semester. Below are updates we hope will help inform your decision.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
CMU Transition to Remote Instruction and New GuidelinesBeginning next week and until further notice, all CMU graduate and undergraduate programs on the Pittsburgh campus will move to remote, virtual or alternative teaching and assessment.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Online Teaching In Effect for CMU Silicon Valley and CMU QatarEffective immediately, CMU-Silicon Valley is moving classes online. Non-essential employees at CMU-SV will work remotely for the foreseeable future. In Qatar, where the government has suspended in-person classes for all college students, CMU-Q courses will go online this week.
Friday, March 06, 2020
University Response to CoronavirusWe learned this morning there are two presumed cases of the virus in Pennsylvania that are in the northeastern and southeastern regions. This is not an unexpected development given the recent spread, and there is no indication that there is any immediate risk to our community in southwestern Pennsylvania as a result of this announcement.
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Suspending All CMU-Sponsored International TravelToday we are suspending all university-sponsored international travel until further notice. This includes all student, faculty and staff international travel for CMU-sponsored academic and research activities, such as coursework, academic and research conferences, and non-academic activities, including volunteer service trips.
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
CMU-Sponsored International Student Travel SuspendedEffective immediately and until further notice, we are suspending all upcoming university-sponsored, non-academic, international travel for students. We also strongly discourage our students from traveling abroad during spring break.
Sunday, March 01, 2020
Augmentation of CMU Travel Policy and ProceduresUntil further notice, we are asking anyone returning from a country on the CDC Level 3 travel warning list to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to the United States and before coming to campus. Currently, those countries are China, Iran, South Korea and Italy.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Additional Coronavirus Travel Restrictions and GuidanceI’m writing to provide you with an update on the evolving situation pertaining to the new coronavirus, a respiratory illness that continues to be a serious health concern around the globe. Fortunately, at this time, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus at Carnegie Mellon, in the Pittsburgh area or in Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Coronavirus Update: Spring Break Travel AdvisoryWhile a level 3 travel warning has been in place for China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has elevated its travel restriction for South Korea to level 3 as well. Therefore, we are restricting all CMU students, faculty and staff from traveling to China and South Korea on official university business, and we urge those planning personal travel to these countries to reconsider such plans.
Sunday, February 02, 2020
Coronavirus Update, Travel RestrictionsWe are writing to inform you that late Friday, the U.S. State Department elevated its China travel advisory to level 4, requesting individuals not travel to China due to the rapidly evolving situation pertaining to the new coronavirus. Also, the Administration declared a public health emergency barring entry to the U.S. of foreign nationals who are traveling from China.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Coronavirus Update; Travel Warning ElevatedOn Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised its travel warning and is recommending that individuals avoid all nonessential travel to China at this time. I urge all members of the CMU community to adhere to this travel warning.
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