Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Visitors on Campus

Visitors to the Pittsburgh campus and other U.S.-based locations for admission tours, events and gatherings continue to be strongly discouraged.

Pennsylvania’s current travel requirements, which went into effect on November 20, 2020, mandate that visitors traveling from outside the state must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Although the state does allow for a negative test prior to entering Pennsylvania in lieu of a 10-day quarantine, CMU is requiring the quarantine before visitors can come to campus. A negative test does not exempt CMU visitors from the 10-day quarantine.

In addition, visitors from within Pennsylvania who have participated in high-risk travel must also quarantine for 10 days prior to coming to campus (note that this requirement is not in effect for commuters). You can find more information about low risk vs. high risk travel here.

CMU community members seeking an exception in order to host a visitor on campus may email

Other U.S.-based CMU locations should consult their local travel guidance.

Additional necessary steps and instructions about protocols for visitors can be found on the Visitor Protocol page