Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Process, Roles and Responsibilities

Since early 2020, Carnegie Mellon University’s Executive Management Team (EMT) has been responsible for evaluating and approving COVID-19 protocols for the university. 

Physician Consultant Program

CMU has enlisted the support of Allegheny Health Network (AHN) to provide counsel on COVID-19 health and safety protocols, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine and asymptomatic and symptomatic testing.

We announced our partnership with AHN's COVID-19 Physician Consultant Program in 2020 as part of our ongoing efforts to combat the effects of the pandemic. 

AHN's Clinical Advisory Council consists of specialists in these areas:

  • Infection Prevention
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Employee Health and Family Medicine

COVID-19 Coordinator and Subject Matter Experts group

Leading CMU's COVID-19 protocols is Stan Waddell, vice president for information technology and chief information officer. Vice President Waddell was appointed by President Jahanian to serve as COVID-19 coordinator beginning on July 1, 2022, replacing Daryl Weinert, who had served in that capacity since 2020.  Dr. Waddell is supported by multiple subject matter experts across the university, and also advised by the Allegheny Health Network's COVID-19 Physician Consultant Program.

This group of subject matter experts includes the following individuals, as well as the entire Emergency Preparedness and Response Team:

  • Becky Culyba, Office of the Provost
  • Maureen Dasey-Morales, Student Affairs/Health and Wellness
  • Steve Guenther, Facilities Management and Campus Services
  • John Hannon, Student Affairs
  • Jenna Hovis, Facilities Management and Campus Services
  • Brian James, University Communications and Marketing
  • Melanie Lucht, Enterprise Risk Management
  • Jennifer McDowell, Campus Design and Facilities Development

  • Tim McNulty, Government Relations
  • Dan Munsch, Office of General Counsel
  • Michelle Piekutowski, Human Resources
  • David Quinn, Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Andrew Reilly, Campus Design and Facilities Development
  • Brian Thornton, University Communications and Marketing
  • Daryl Weinert, Office of the Vice President for Research

Dr. Waddell and the subject matters experts team monitor government requirements, regularly assess the university’s own minimum requirements pertaining to the pandemic, and ensure that the community is adhering to all requirements.

In consultation with university leadership, Dr. Waddell is authorized as COVID-19 coordinator to make and execute decisions that prioritize the health and safety of the CMU community.