Tuesday, May 04, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccines Offered on Campus This Friday, May 7thWe write to you today to share the good news that CMU’s University Health Services (UHS) has received a supply of the COVID-19 vaccination. We will distribute 200 doses of the Moderna vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis, in Rangos Ballroom, on Friday, May 7, from 1-4:30 p.m. This opportunity is open to all CMU students, faculty, staff, affiliates and vendors.
Monday, May 03, 2021
Rising COVID Cases Put CMU’s In-Person Experiences at RiskWe write to you today with concern about a significant increase in positive cases of COVID-19 among CMU students. The CMU community had relatively few cases during the semester, and while the number of cases across the country are generally trending down, there has been a sharp uptick in the number of cases on our campus over the past two weeks.
Friday, April 30, 2021
The Next Phase of Pandemic PlanningI wrote to you back in late February communicating our expectation that CMU employees who have been working partially or completely remotely would continue in that mode through at least June 30, 2021. I write today with high-level updates about Carnegie Mellon’s plans for the next phase in our return to in-person operations. As always, flexibility and adherence to public health recommendations continue to be the guideposts for our planning.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunity On Campus This FridayWe are pleased to update you about a new opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Our partners at the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) will hold a vaccine clinic in Wiegand Gymnasium on Friday, April 30, open to all CMU community members.
Monday, April 19, 2021
Last Chance to Schedule a Vaccine Appointment Through the Giant Eagle/CMU PartnershipLast week, we offered opportunities for COVID-19 vaccinations through our community partners. Today, we write with a reminder related to one of these efforts. Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 20, is the last day to register for Giant Eagle’s dedicated Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appointments for our Carnegie Mellon community at Heinz Field on April 26 and 27.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
TIME SENSITIVE: Additional AHN Vaccine Opportunity for CMU Community MembersOur partners at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) are offering 950 dedicated appointments to Carnegie Mellon students, faculty, staff and vendors for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, April 20 at their Pittsburgh Mills clinic, located at 590 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd, Tarentum, PA 15084.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Vaccine Updates & Opportunities for CMU Community MembersWe are encouraged by Governor Wolf’s announcement that effective today, all people aged 16 and above are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Pennsylvania. We are writing with updates on upcoming opportunities to secure vaccine appointments through partnering providers.
Friday, April 09, 2021
Update: AHN’s Vaccine Clinic Expanded to Include 1C Eligibility Today and TomorrowWe write with a timely update that Allegheny Health Network has been given permission by Pennsylvania’s Department of Health to administer the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine to Phases 1A, 1B and 1C. Although Pennsylvania will expand vaccine access to Phase 1C statewide on Monday, April 12, AHN has been granted special expanded access to begin administering to those eligible in the three phases today and tomorrow.
Thursday, April 08, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments AvailableWe are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Allegheny Health Network (AHN) for distribution of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Carnegie Mellon community members will have access to appointments later this month at one of AHN’s vaccination clinics.
Friday, April 02, 2021
Pennsylvania Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine EligibilityAs we eagerly await the promise of expanded access to COVID vaccines, we are pleased to provide updates and guidance to the Carnegie Mellon community.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Updates to CMU Policies for Outdoor Gatherings, Travel, Quarantine & VaccinesI write today with updates to CMU’s policies related to travel, quarantine and outdoor gatherings. With growing optimism due, in part, to increasing vaccine supply and coverage, we are now able to revisit and modify our virus mitigation protocols.
Friday, March 12, 2021
2021-2022 Academic Calendar and Programming for Summer and Fall SemestersI write to share the university’s plans for programming this summer, announce the university’s 2021-22 academic calendar and look ahead to the return of a robust student experience on campus beginning in the fall semester.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Update on Remote Work Dates and VaccinesI want to begin by updating our previous guidance from last December regarding returning to work on campus. It is now our expectation that CMU employees who have been working partially or completely remotely will continue in that mode through at least June 30, 2021. As virus prevalence and vaccine availability evolve, vice presidents, deans and department heads will follow up with specific information pertaining to their divisions, colleges and departments.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Tartan Testing Appointments Available for Week of Feb. 22I am pleased to announce that we have completed the ramp-up period of the Tartan COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing Program, and beginning the week of February 22, all Pittsburgh-based faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in Tartan Testing. Appointments are now available, and we invite you to schedule ONE asymptomatic COVID-19 test for next week.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Tartan Testing Updates for Week of Feb. 15For the upcoming week of February 15, we expect to invite all Pittsburgh-based students and all previously invited faculty and staff to participate in Tartan Testing. Those invited to participate will receive a separate email with detailed directions for participation.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
On-Campus Posture Changes to “Modified Services”I hope that you are all safe and well as we begin the spring 2021 semester. As we approach the start of in-person instruction and learning beginning on Monday, February 15, campus will move back into a modified services posture beginning at 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 12.
Thursday, February 04, 2021
Tartan Testing: Important Scheduling Updates for Week of Feb. 8As we near the start of hybrid instruction on February 15, we want to be sure that all students in Pittsburgh as well as faculty and staff who will be delivering in-person instruction have had the opportunity to be tested at least once this week or next week. To ensure we can accomplish this, we are adjusting who is invited to participate in Tartan Testing for the upcoming week of February 8.
Friday, January 29, 2021
Tartan Testing Progress UpdateAs we get closer to the start of the Spring semester, Carnegie Mellon University continues to ramp up the operations of our Tartan COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing Program. Thanks to the participation of many members of our community, the program is steadily growing and improving.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Updates to the CMU Experience This SpringAs we embark on the spring semester still impacted by COVID-19, we do so with the knowledge and experiences gained from a successful fall semester in hybrid mode. Although life as a Carnegie Mellon student is of course different living through a pandemic, I am so proud of how our students have created new ways of coming together to enrich our university culture and explore your passions.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
First Two Weeks Will Be Remote Only; Guide for Spring Semester PlanningAs part of our continuing mitigation efforts, we have decided to delay the start of in-person instruction by one additional week. This means that the first two weeks of classes for all students (both graduate and undergraduate) will be remote-only (February 1-12), and in-person classes will begin on Monday, February 15.
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