Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Travel Protocol

On March 1 2021, Pennsylvania eliminated out-of-state travel restrictions and updated its guidelines. As a result, the university is no longer requiring you to quarantine if you leave the state and return or if you’re traveling to campus from another state.

However, following travel (even if fully vaccinated), faculty/staff/students/vendors should be tested and have a negative result before attending on-campus classes, work or activities (if asymptomatic, you may come to campus for a Tartan Testing appointment).

When traveling, we continue to encourage students, faculty, staff and vendors to wear a facial covering and avoid events or crowded spaces as ways to limit your risk of exposure to COVID-19. High-risk travel is strongly discouraged.

University Quarantine and Isolation Requirements

Type of Exposure

Minimum Days of Quarantine

Source

Low and high risk travel within and outside of PA 0 Consistent with PA travel guidelines
COVID-19 positive/probable (isolation) 10 Consistent with CDC isolation guidance
Identified as a close contact 14 Consistent with PA guidance for
congregate settings (PDF)
Identified as a close contact but received final vaccine dose at least two weeks ago 0 Consistent with CDC guidance regarding fully vaccinated individuals

Travel from PITTSBURGH

U.S.-based domestic and international travel for university business remains suspended until further notice.

In the event there is a critical university business need that requires travel, approval should be obtained from your cognizant University Leadership Council (ULC) member.

When traveling, we continue to encourage you to wear a facial covering and avoid events or crowded spaces as ways to limit your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Learn more about low risk vs. high risk travel.

For U.S. campuses and programs outside of Pittsburgh, the spirit of this protocol applies, however local or state government health and safety requirements and guidance specific to your location will need to be consulted.