Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Our collective actions on and off campus not only impact CMU but the Pittsburgh community at large.

Here are key takeaways to support a strong start to the academic year:

  • Up-to-date on vaccinations: Get your COVID-19 vaccination and booster, when eligible. Not yet boosted? Register for an upcoming clinic.
  • Report your positive test result to Community Health and Well-Being (CHWB):

  • If you're sick: If you aren't feeling well or have tested positive for COVID-19, stay home and do not come to campus.
  • Test as needed:
    • COVID-19 rapid antigen at-home test kits are also available at no cost through one of our campus vending machines.
    • Tartan Testingscheduled and walk-in appointments available for all asymptomatic community members who have not had a positive test within the last 90 days. Facial coverings are required for all individuals who visit Tartan Testing.
  • Facial Coverings Strongly Recommended: Individuals may choose to continue wearing facial coverings for a variety of reasons, and the university community is encouraged to support those who wish to do so.

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More than 98% of CMU's students, faculty and staff are vaccinatedView the dashboard for additional information related to CMU's vaccine database, case numbers, testing and more.

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Tartan Testing


Tartan Testing is Carnegie Mellon's testing program for the diagnosis of COVID-19 in asymptomatic individuals and is an important element of the university's ongoing strategy to detect and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Tartan Testing is located in TCS Hall.

Tartan Testing remains available to all students, faculty and staff who seek an asymptomatic COVID-19 test. The test takes less than 15 minutes and same-day appointments are often available. 

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, who are visiting Tartan Testing are required to wear a high-quality, well-fitting facial covering indoors.

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Current Service Posture: Transitional

CMU Locations

Most information on this site applies to the Pittsburgh campus. Additional guidance is available for Africa and Qatar campuses. Other locations will be provided information by their program heads.