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COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Travel

Last updated: 1/31/22

Effective November 1, 2021, university-sponsored domestic and international travel for all CMU community members is permitted subject to unit-based requirements and approval from employee managers.

Travel to countries that carry a CDC Very High or High level of risk is discouraged: (COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination | CDC)

  • If you are asymptomatic, get a Tartan Test 3-5 days when you return from your travel.
    • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.
  • If you are asymptomatic, get a Tartan Test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days when you return from your travel.
    • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
    • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 7days following travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.

The university is following the CDC's travel restriction guidelines. Anyone traveling should pay close attention to the restrictions and the guidelines associated with it, including the travelers prohibited from entry to the United States.

View the CDC's COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination page. CMU has also updated the list on its Travel Risk Information Program website.

Semester-long study abroad has resumed for the Spring 2022 semester. However, Spring Break 2022 study abroad and other short-term study abroad will not be permitted for the rest of this academic year.

The university aims to evaluate the global situation and issue further information regarding Fall 2022 study abroad in the coming months.