Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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On-campus COVID-19 Tests — Appointments Available

Tartan Testing is a simple method to detect if you have COVID-19 even if you don't have symptoms. Knowledge is key to reducing the spread to your friends and colleagues and makes campus activities possible. Everyone in the CMU community coming to campus is expected to participate in Tartan Testing each week. The test takes less than 15 minutes and same-day appointments are often available. Find the next available appointment.

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

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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.

CMU Community Expected to Complete Tartan Testing Weekly

Tartan Testing is for 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 an important element of the university's ongoing strategy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

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Tartan Testing Process


Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

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Everyone 16 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.

According to the CDC, getting a COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Helps keep you from getting COVID-19 and is a safer way to help build protection

  • Allows you to start doing more (once you are fully vaccinated) 

  • Serves as an important tool to help stop the pandemic

Learn more from the CDC about the Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine.

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Tartan Testing Shuttle

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

See Pick-Up Locations

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. 

Read story about tartan testing managers

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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

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Dining Services

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

Dining Options and Hours

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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


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Tartan Heart. Tartan Smart.

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

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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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Faculty and Staff


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.