Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Faculty Resources

Updated 10/4/21

Vaccines: Carnegie Mellon University requires all faculty and staff working in Pennsylvania, California, Washington D.C., New York and Virginia to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are expected to upload confirmation of vaccination status to the CMU Vaccine Database immediately, which means those who are not yet vaccinated will need to soon make plans to receive the vaccine.

Those who are granted an exemption must comply with additional mitigation requirements in order to participate in campus life, including the use of facial coverings, as well as completion of the Daily Self-Assessment and weekly Tartan Testing. CMU’s global locations will communicate vaccine and mitigation requirements to their faculty and staff separately, consistent with their regional contexts. SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION TO Vaccine Database


Our faculty’s continued commitment to students, passion for teaching and support of one another will continue to lead to our success.

It’s with patience, collaboration and resolve that we will continue to move forward together through these extraordinary circumstances to ensure delivery on the university’s mission to provide a world-class education.

Travel and Visitor Protocols

To help protect the safety and well-being of the members of the CMU community, we are adhering to strict protocols for travelers and visitors to campus.

Travel Protocol
Visitor Protocol

University Quarantine and Isolation Chart

Health and Wellness

What If I Get Sick?

Our first priority is your safety and well-being. Learn what to do if you experience symptoms on the Symptoms & Reporting page.

More on the Coronavirus and your Health

Mental Health and Support

CMU provides resources to help academic and staff employees and eligible dependents cope with these types of life events through the Guidance Resources Employee Assistance Program (EAP). You may also call the EAP line directly at 1-844-744-1370. The EAP provides confidential, short-term counseling at no cost to the employee.

If you know a student who needs help, or a student comes to you, we encourage you to point them to Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS). CaPS counselors are available at any time, day or night, at 412-268-2922.

Medical Requests for Accommodations

Consistent with CMU’s commitment to maintain the health, safety and welfare of its faculty and staff, the university will provide a reasonable accommodation to eligible faculty and staff who, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, require workplace accommodations to enable them to perform the essential functions of their job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship.

Faculty and staff who seek workplace accommodations should submit a request through the Office of Disability Services.

Meetings & Events

In-person Meetings and University-Sponsored Events

Effective as of 10/4/21

  • Indoor meetings and university-sponsored events of up to 50 persons or 50% of the indoor space capacity (whichever is greater) are permitted.
  • Outdoor meetings and university-sponsored events are permitted up to 75% of outdoor facility capacity.

Requests for exceptions to these size limitations can be sent to for the COVID Coordination Team’s consideration.

We continue to encourage that food or beverage be consumed outdoors or provided on a takeaway basis to be consumed in a private space whenever possible. If food is to be served as part of an indoor meeting or event, the event should be hosted in a space that provides for ample physical distancing between participants. If shared food (e.g., pizza) is provided for a meeting or event, it is recommended that one should use their individual unused utensil (e.g. fork or spoon) to retrieve the food item.