Vaccines: Carnegie Mellon University requires all faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID19 (including booster dose when eligible) and to upload confirmation of booster vaccination status and date of vaccination to the CMU Vaccine Database in HealthConnect.
All faculty and staff eligible for a COVID-19 booster are required to upload documentation and date of vaccination within 60 days of their eligibility in HealthConnect.
Tartan Testing remains available to all faculty who seek an asymptomatic COVID-19 test.
CMU’s global locations will communicate vaccine and mitigation requirements to their faculty and staff separately, consistent with their regional contexts.
- At Home Test Kits: For employees participating in the pharmacy benefit, the Office of Human Resources is partnering with CVS Caremark for either direct coverage or reimbursement for the cost of COVID-19 at home test kits. For both options, employees are limited to eight tests per 30 consecutive days
- Facial Coverings/Masks: Facial coverings both indoors and outdoors are optional, but remain strongly recommended, for members of our community who are up-to-date with respect to COVID-19 vaccinations. Those who are not up-to-date on vaccinations must continue to wear facial coverings while indoors.
FAQs for Faculty
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
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.
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
As of March 28, all restrictions on gatherings (both indoor and outdoor) have been lifted. This means that attendees of in-person meetings and student organization and university-sponsored events are allowed up to 100% of space capacity, and food may be served.