Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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We are a Highly Vaccinated Community.

More than 90% of CMU's students, faculty and staff are now vaccinated.


CMU Community Requirements

icon-test-tubeStudents: Complete 2 Tartan Tests by Sept. 24 (regardless of vaccination status).
icon-solid-vaccine-bandaid.pngUpload vaccination documentation. (Students by Sept. 20; Faculty/staff by Sept. 30)
icon-solid-maskWear a facial covering. (All CMU community members and affiliates)

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Facial Coverings Required on Campus


  • Indoors
  • Outdoors when <6ft

Not Required

  • Eating or drinking*
  • Working outdoors*
  • Alone in a private space

*If not fully vaccinated, maintain >6ft

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Students Must Complete Baseline Tartan Testing

Students must complete two Tartan Tests by September 24 (regardless of vaccination status).

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.

Who Must Participate Weekly in Tartan Testing

  • Students who are in progress with becoming fully vaccinated or those students who have been exempted from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement
  • Faculty/staff who have not uploaded their vaccination information to the university’s Vaccine Database or who have been exempted from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement

The test takes less than 15 minutes and same-day appointments are often available. Tartan Testing is also available for fully vaccinated CMU community members who desire a weekly test.

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Tartan Testing Process


Upload Your Vaccine Documentation Now

Carnegie Mellon University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Students are required to either request an exemption or upload first dose information and then follow up with second dose information (if required) to the CMU Vaccine Database immediately, but no later than September 20.

Faculty and staff are expected to upload confirmation of vaccination status to the CMU Vaccine Database or request exemption no later than September 30, which means those who are not yet vaccinated will need to soon make plans to receive the vaccine.

While awaiting full vaccination status, students, faculty and staff will be expected to participate in mitigation activities such as weekly Tartan Testing, wearing facial coverings and participating in the Daily Self-Assessment

Read the vaccination and/or revaccination guidelines for both domestic and international students.

How to Enter Records into CMU's Vaccine Database

FAQ on Fall 2021 Vaccine Requirements

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

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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, Australia and Qatar campuses. Other locations will be provided information by their program heads.