Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

Scotty with mask and vaccination bandaid
August 12, 2020

A Tartan's Responsibility; COVID Daily Assessment Tracker

Full email text from 8/12/20 below

Dear Members of the CMU Community:

The countdown to the start of the fall semester is in full swing and we are eagerly awaiting your return as you prepare to resume teaching, learning and research at Carnegie Mellon, whether you are returning to Pittsburgh and to campus, or continuing to participate remotely.

On Monday President Jahanian announced “A Tartan’s Responsibility,” which outlines our shared responsibilities for the continued health and well-being of CMU and our extended communities, including the specific expectations we have for all CMU students who will resume living, learning, working and interacting with our campus community, whether living on or off campus. By coming to Pittsburgh for in-person instruction, research and campus engagement, you agree to adhere to the aforementioned rules both on and off campus, for as long as they are in effect.

The importance of our shared responsibility to minimize the introduction and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community has never been more apparent than now, as we navigate these unprecedented times. We encourage you to watch this video for a glimpse into what you can expect to see on campus as we enter the fall semester.

One of our key tools in managing COVID on campus is the daily self-assessment tracker, which was launched for faculty and staff yesterday. We expect to launch this tracker to all students shortly. This daily self-assessment is an easy series of a few yes/no questions. Immediately after submitting responses, you are directed to an acknowledgement page that confirms your ability to come to campus or provides additional guidance. An alert will prompt you to take this assessment each day.

As always, our COVID-19 website continues to provide the latest information for students and families, faculty, researchers and staff as well as answers to many frequently asked questions. You can also continue to consult our minimum requirements to return to campus for ongoing information.

All of us play an extraordinarily important role in ensuring that our community stays well and healthy as we return to campus. We each must do our part to fulfill our shared responsibilities to take care of ourselves, our fellow Tartans, and our neighbors. Thank you in advance for your partnership in achieving a successful return to campus.


Daryl Weinert
Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
COVID Coordinator