Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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All Together, Tartan Style.

More than 95% of CMU's students, faculty and staff are now vaccinated. Let's continue these mitigation measures to support our community's health:

icon-solid-mask-male-02.pngWear a facial covering

Everyone must wear a facial covering (sufficient to cover the nose and mouth) at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

When outdoors, facial coverings are expected to be worn whenever physical distancing of 6 feet or more cannot be maintained.

icon-solid-self-assessment.pngSelf-assess daily

Complete the Daily Self-Assessment if you are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received an approved exemption from vaccination.

All others are encouraged to participate.

icon-solid-testtube.pngTartan Test weekly

Participate in weekly Tartan Testing if you are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received an approved exemption from vaccination.

All others are encouraged to participate.

icon-solid-wash-hands.pngWash your hands

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

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Tartan Testing

Tartan Testing is Carnegie Mellon's testing program for the diagnosis of COVID-19 in asymptomatic individuals and is an important element of the university's ongoing strategy to detect and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Who Must Participate Weekly in Tartan Testing

  • Students who are in progress with becoming fully vaccinated or those students who have been exempted from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement or facial covering requirement
  • Faculty/staff who have not uploaded their vaccination information to the university’s Vaccine Database or who have been exempted from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement

The test takes less than 15 minutes and same-day appointments are often available. Tartan Testing is also available for fully vaccinated CMU community members who desire a weekly test.

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Tartan Testing Process


Upload Your Vaccine Documentation Now

Carnegie Mellon University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Students are required to participate in CMU's COVID-19 Vaccine Database as part of the university's fall 2021 vaccine requirement and must either request an exemption or upload confirmation of their vaccination status. If you have not done so already, upload your vaccination status to the CMU Vaccine Database immediately. 

Faculty and staff are expected to upload confirmation of vaccination status to the CMU Vaccine Database or request exemption, which means those who are not yet vaccinated will need to soon make plans to receive the vaccine.

While awaiting full vaccination status, students, faculty and staff will be expected to participate in mitigation activities such as weekly Tartan Testing, wearing facial coverings and participating in the Daily Self-Assessment

Read the vaccination and/or revaccination guidelines for both domestic and international students.

How to Enter Records into CMU's Vaccine Database

FAQ on Fall 2021 Vaccine Requirements

Support the health and well-being of our entire campus and surrounding community

Taking the daily self-assessment is one way to show you care about your community.

Find out how

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CMU Locations

Most information on this site applies to the Pittsburgh campus. Additional guidance is available for Africa, Australia and Qatar campuses. Other locations will be provided information by their program heads.