Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Campus Information

Last updated: 5/12/2023

Facial Coverings: Facial coverings both indoors and outdoors are optional for members of our community except in certain settings such as healthcare or child care facilities. For more information, visit the site for the facility for current facial covering requirements.

Vaccinations: All students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including booster dose when eligible*) and to upload confirmation of booster vaccination status and date of vaccination to the CMU Vaccine Database in HealthConnect.

Testing is no longer required for any CMU community member. The final day of Tartan Testing was May 11.

We will no longer require reporting COVID-19 cases.



Visitors are permitted on campus both indoors and outdoors. The Coulter Welcome Center is offering in-person campus tours for prospective students and their families. Any additional requirements for the Collaborating Visitor program or programs involving minors will continue to apply in addition to the general visitor protocol.

Visitors may be asked to attest that they are either fully vaccinated (including booster when eligible) or have received a negative COVID-19 test result in the last 72 hours.

Carnegie Mellon University requires all employees of all vendors and service providers performing services, and all affiliates visiting any campus or CMU facility to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including a booster when eligible, unless unable to be vaccinated due to a disability or strong religious/moral conviction.

“Vendors” and “service providers” are terms to refer to individuals or companies who have entered into contracts with CMU to perform services on campus or at any CMU facility.

Vendors and service providers and their workers are not employees of CMU. Thus, the vendors and service providers who have entered into a contract with CMU are responsible for communicating CMU’s COVID-19 mitigation requirements to its workers, and for ensuring that they are followed. 

Individual employees of vendors and service providers are not required to report their vaccination status to the university. Likewise, individuals who are exempt from vaccination for medical or religious reasons are not required to provide weekly COVID-19 test results to the university.

Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Your chances of getting COVID-19 while traveling also depends on mitigating behaviors and steps taken to protect yourself and others. 

University-sponsored domestic and international travel for all CMU community members is permitted subject to unit-based requirements and approval from employee managers.

With CMU's Travel Risk Management Program, you can register your travel and learn more about travel risks. Use the COVID Trip Planner for information on COVID-19 related considerations based on your departure and arrival locations.