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 — Restricted, Essential and Modified — 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 collectively 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.

Current Posture: Modified Services

Effective: 2/12/21 at 11:59 p.m.

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Students

  • Hybrid Model for Teaching and Learning
  • De-densified housing and dining facilities
  • Effective 3/20/21 at 8:00 a.m.

    Non-curricular student activities must be pre-approved and are not to exceed 25 people indoors and up to 10% of outdoor facility/space capacity that will permit proper physical distancing.
  • Most shared spaces are open with modifications to support physical distancing. (i.e., Fitness 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

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


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