Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Process, Roles and Responsibilities

Reflecting on the Past Year

For more than a year, Carnegie Mellon University’s Executive Management Team (EMT) has been responsible for evaluating and approving COVID-19 protocols for the university, including the requirements for bringing the CMU community back to campus in a phased approach. 

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 has been Daryl Weinert, vice president for operations, who was also appointed by President Jahanian to serve as COVID-19 coordinator, with multiple subject matter experts across the university advising him, along with 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
  • Melanie Lucht, Enterprise Risk Management
  • Brian Thornton, Marketing and Communications
  • 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
  • Stan Waddell, Computing Services

Weinert and the subject matters experts team have monitored government requirements applicable to returning to campus, developed the university’s own minimum requirements for units to do so and ensured that the community is adhering to the requirements.

In consultation with the deans and vice presidents, Weinert is authorized as COVID-19 coordinator to prioritize units’ return to campus during the pandemic, with any prioritization conflicts to be resolved by the EMT.