Carnegie Mellon University

With the very high participation in COVID vaccination among Carnegie Mellon faculty, staff, and students, and the significantly reduced COVID case counts in Allegheny County, on-campus restrictions are being relaxed. CEE is excited to support this transition towards “normal” operating conditions.

Transition Back to Campus

Effective Date: July 1, 2021

  • CEE faculty, staff, and students are not required to be on an approval plan.
  • Exterior doors will be locked, internal doors to access CEE will be open during business hours for free-movement.
  • CEE Staff may still be partially remote during July-August transition wth near-normal operations expected for Fall 2021 semester. All staff continue to be available via email, telephone, and zoom. 

Vaccine Requirements

Consistent with scientific evidence on the importance of vaccine adoption to control spread of the virus, to the extent permissible by law, Carnegie Mellon University will require all enrolled students to be vaccinated for COVID-19, effective this fall semester. This policy will apply to all undergraduate and graduate students in U.S.-based programs.

For the summer months the university expects individuals to use the honor system as to whether they qualify for the easing of the on-campus restrictions.

Fully Vaccinated Individuals

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear facial coverings on campus (indoors or outdoors), though they are welcome to continue doing so at their discretion.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals are also no longer required to participate in the daily symptom self-assessment or the Tartan Testing program, the university’s COVID-19 asymptomatic testing program.
  • Students from international locations: the University will be issuing guidance soon on what types of vaccines will be acceptable, and plans for how you can be vaccinated a Carnegie Mellon upon arrival if you have not been vaccinated by that time.

Not Fully Vaccinated Individuals

  • While on campus, individuals who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 must wear facial coverings (over the nose and mouth) at all times indoors, and whenever physical distancing of 6 feet or more cannot be maintained outdoors.
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must also continue to participate in the daily symptom self-assessment (including temperature monitoring) and participate weekly in Tartan Testing.