Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Symptoms & Reporting

People with COVID-19 can range from having no symptoms to mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2–14 days after having been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 14 days:

Fever or chills
Diarrhea
Cough
New loss of taste or smell
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Sore throat
Fatigue
Congestion or runny nose
Muscle or body aches
Nausea or vomiting
Headache

This list does not include all possible symptoms. See the CDC website for more information. Even if you do not think you have COVID-19, please do not come to campus if you are ill.

Plans for Symptoms

Students
Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

If you are a student:

  • Experiencing potential COVID-19 symptoms
  • Suspect you have COVID-19
  • Or have had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19

Contact University Health Services (UHS) and do not use Tartan Testing. Follow this these three simple steps.

Action Plan for Students (PDF)

Faculty and Staff
Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

If you are a faculty or staff member:

  • Experiencing potential COVID-19 symptoms
  • Suspect you have COVID-19
  • Or have had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19

Do not use Tartan Testing. Follow these three simple steps

Action Plan for Faculty and Staff (PDF)

Point Person
If COVID-19 Symptoms Are Reported to You

If a CMU student, faculty or staff member reaches out to you as their point-person (examples: manager, Student Affairs staff, etc.) as they are experiencing potential COVID-19 symptoms, follow these three simple steps.

If Symptoms Are Reported to You (PDF)

Plans for Positive Tests

Students On and Off Campus
Who Receive a Positive COVID-19 Test Result

If you are a student who received a positive COVID-19 test result (administered by CMU Tartan Testing or NOT administered by CMU), these three steps will be followed.

If You Receive a Positive Test Result (PDF)

Faculty/Staff
Who Receive a Positive COVID-19 Test Result

If you are a faculty or staff member who received a positive COVID-19 test result (administered by CMU Tartan Testing or NOT administered by CMU), these three steps will be followed.

If You Receive a Positive Test Result (PDF)

Students/Faculty
Classroom/Lab Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case

If you attend an in-person class or lab with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, you should be aware of these three steps that will be followed

Classroom/Lab Notification of Positive Case (PDF)