Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

Scotty with mask and vaccination bandaid

Asymptomatic Testing
U.S. Locations Outside of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Mellon University is partnering with Quest Diagnostics to provide free weekly asymptomatic COVID-19 tests (unobserved, self-collected PCR test kits that will be sent to your home address) for students, faculty and staff at our U.S.-based academic programs and campuses outside of Pittsburgh.

If you come to one of our U.S.-based academic programs and campuses listed below, whether it's often or occasionally, you are expected to participate in asymptomatic testing ahead of the day you will be on campus by requesting a test kit through Quest one week in advance.

  • The Heinz College in Washington, D.C. Program
  • Institute for Politics and Strategy Washington, D.C. Semester Program
  • Tepper Business School Master of Science in Computational Finance in New York, NY
  • The Heinz College Master of Entertainment Industry Management Program in Los Angeles, CA
  • Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley in Moffett Field, CA

If you are not coming to campus, you are not expected to participate in asymptomatic testing; however, the opportunity to request a test kit from Quest is still available to you.

Receiving Results

Quest Diagnostics will email you with a link to your test results within 24-48 hours of receipt of the test kit. Sign up for MyQuest at or download the MyQuest app.

If you receive notification of a positive result, Quest Diagnostics will provide your results to your local county health department to initiate contact tracing.

Additionally, you should:

  • Immediately isolate yourself from others and not attend in-person events or classes.
  • Contact your primary care provider for guidance and care.
  • Notify your advisor or supervisor.

Other Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Opportunities

Free COVID-19 Testing Locations

Explore the following free COVID-19 testing sites by location:

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

These at-home test kits are available at a cost to you and not paid for by the university: