Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Facial coverings are still strongly recommended but are optional for those who are up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations. Details

Continue taking care of yourself and each other.

  • Your choice: 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.
  • Up-to date on vaccinations: Get your COVID-19 vaccination and booster, when eligible. Not yet boosted? Register for an upcoming clinic.
  • If you're sick: If you aren't feeling well, 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 Testing, available for all asymptomatic community members who have not had a positive test within the last 90 days. Facial coverings are required for all individiuals who visit Tartan Testing.

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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.

Who Must Participate Weekly in Tartan Testing

  • Students who are in process of becoming fully vaccinated (including booster dose when eligible) or those students who have been exempted from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement or facial covering 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

In addition, the university recommends getting tested after travel.

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