Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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On-Campus Service Postures

CMU has adopted three operational postures for our Pittsburgh campus — Modified, Restricted and Essential — to reflect the appropriate levels of in-person versus remote activity based on the nature of the pandemic on campus and in our region.

University leadership is tracking a host of metrics and data to assist with risk-informed decision-making in the event that a transition in campus posture is needed. Indicators include: confirmed cases on campus, Allegheny County case data, daily self-assessment trends, quarantine/isolation housing availability, supply base, and many other factors. The university is evaluating these indicators collectively, and no single indicator or data point will solely inform decision making. The context of the overall situation and the available response mechanisms will be taken together to formulate the appropriate operational posture.

Current Posture: Modified Services

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Students

  • Hybrid Model for Teaching and Learning
  • De-densified housing and dining facilities
  • Non-curricular gatherings not to exceed 25 people
  • Most shared spaces open with modifications to support physical distancing (i.e., Athletics Facilities)

Faculty & Staff

  • Administrative and operational personnel that support core educational and research permitted on campus
  • Many units on campus continue to operate/meet remotely or will have a limited/rotating presence on campus

Research

Most research activities requiring access to on-site facilities permitted with approval of the Dean and Vice President for Research. Research that can be done remotely should continue in that mode. 


Visitors

Visitors permitted subject to approval

Restricted Services

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Students

  • Remote study temporarily required, with exceptions considered
  • De-densified housing and dining facilities
  • In-person student activities and gatherings temporarily suspended
  • Limited shared spaces open with modifications to support physical distancing (i.e., CUC reduced hours)

Faculty & Staff

  • Remote work, events and meetings for most academic, administrative and operational units
  • Essential Services continue
  • Academic instruction may be delivered remotely using on-campus learning facilities

Research

Approved on-site research activities may continue subject to any additional requirements from the Vice President for Research


Visitors

Visitors permitted subject to approval

Essential Services Only

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Students

  • Remote study required
  • Reduction in housing and dining facilities — residential students who can relocate home are encouraged to do so
  • Gatherings prohibited
  • Facilities only open to support on-campus students and essential services

Faculty & Staff

  • Remote work, events and meetings required
  • Essential on-campus services only (i.e., Facilities Management, Postal Services, etc.)

Research

Approved on-site research activities may continue subject to any additional requirements from the Vice President for Research


Visitors

Visitors only permitted by special exception