Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Tartans, All In. Everywhere. 

Self-Assess Daily

Complete your self-assessment survey every morning before beginning your day.

Keep 6 Feet Apart

Maintain at least 6 feet (2 meters) between you and others.

Wear a Facial Covering

Everyone on campus must wear a facial covering.

Wash Your Hands

Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.

#AllTartans Reminder

The start of a new semester is always an exciting time. While we want everyone on campus to enjoy their experience, remember that we all share a responsibility to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to practice socially responsible behavior both on campus and in our neighboring communities.


coronavirus icon grayCOVID-19 Cases

Most current numbers of cases at CMU, as well as Allegheny County data.

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Tartan Testing Lab science director Florent “Flo” Letronne.

CMU Expands Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing with High-Volume, On-Campus Lab

Tartan Testing Offered to all Pittsburgh-based Students, Faculty and Staff 

The Tartan COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing Program is CMU's program for the diagnosis of COVID-19 in asymptomatic individuals and is the latest element of the university's ongoing strategy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

We are now able to offer testing to all Pittsburgh-based students, faculty and staff. Those eligible to participate will receive a separate email with detailed directions for participation.

Tartan Testing Process

Testing FAQs


Current Service Posture

Modified Services, Effective 2/12/21 at 11:59 p.m.
CMU has moved back into a modified services posture. University leadership continues to track a host of metrics and data to assist with our decision-making and in identifying whether the campus posture should change in the future. On-campus service postures

Approved projects are returning to their CMU locations while complying with university-wide minimum requirements. All other researchers are continuing to operate remotely until authorized to return to CMU facilities.

Working at CMU
The majority of departments and units across the university are currently working remotely. As future business needs dictate, the university has created plans for select units/employees to return to campus under strict guidance.

Campus Services Operating Hours
Most campus services are available remotely and/or in person with modified operating hours. Visit the Campus Services Operating Hours page for contact information and details for various departments across campus.

George Innocenzo, operations director for Carnegie Mellon's asymptomatic COVID-19 testing program.

Testing Managers Put Tartans First

George Innocenzo is operations director for Carnegie Mellon University’s asymptomatic COVID-19 testing program for more than 15,000 Pittsburgh-based students, faculty and staff. 

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Tartan Testing shuttle during winter

Tartan Testing Shuttle

As part of Tartan Testing, CMU provides free shuttle service to the Pittsburgh campus testing location from various off-campus locations.

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Campus Services Operating Hours

Most campus services are available remotely and/or in person with modified operating hours. Visit the Campus Services Operating Hours page for contact information and details for the various departments across campus.

Campus Services Operating Hours page

Pictured is a CMU dining staff member and CMU student paying for food.

Dining Services

Visit the Dining Services website for information about CMU's various dining locations and their hours of operation. 

Dining Options and Hours

Students social distanced inside of Tepper

Campus Spaces

Seating arrangements in open areas across campus are repositioned to allow for at least 6 feet of distance. Campus buildings are operating at approximately 50% capacity (or less) to reduce exposure and high-touch, high-traffic areas are cleaned consistently throughout the day.

More about Campus Spaces


CMU student walking on campus in double masks in February 2021.

Tartan Heart. Tartan Smart.

Heart: in the work. Mask: over your mouth and nose. Check out Carnegie Mellon's campus views on Instagram.

CMU on Instagram 

Support the health and well-being of our entire campus and surrounding community

Taking the daily self-assessment is one way to show you care about your community.

Find out how

Daily Self-Assessment (login required)

Faculty and Staff


Download the NOVID App


CMU faculty, staff and students are encouraged to download NOVID. The app, created at CMU, is uniquely designed to anonymously track the spread of COVID-19 within a user’s network.

CMU users: enter the word “TARTANS” on the settings page to join the NOVID CMU community and gain access to university-specific COVID announcements, helpful links, surveys and follow-up advice.

Download the COVID Alert PA App


COVID Alert PA is the official mobile app by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) that uses the Exposure Notification System (ENS).

You can now add your phone to the fight against COVID-19 by going to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and downloading the free COVID Alert PA app to your smartphone.

COVID-19 Communications


CMU Locations

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