Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Non-Commuting Travel Risk


Category


Low Risk


High Risk

Travel Behavior

Contact with members of your household.

Contact with only fully vaccinated people.

Close contact with people who are not fully vaccinated who are not from your household.

Crowds, where vaccination status is unknown.

Travel Type

Short road trips with members of your household or fully vaccinated people with few stops along the way.

If you must fly, try to take flights with the fewest stops or layovers.

Longer trips by car or RV with many stops along the way.

Trips by car or RV with people who are not vaccinated or not from your household.

Flights with layovers.

Long-distance train or bus trips.

Traveling on a cruise ship or river boat.

Accommodations

Staying in a house or cabin (for example, a vacation rental) with people from your household or fully vaccinated people.

Visiting a fully vaccinated family member's or friend's home.

Hotels or multi-unit guest lodgings with common areas (e.g., bed and breakfasts).

Visiting an unvaccinated family member's or friend's home.

Renting or staying in a house or cabin (for example, a vacation rental) with people who are not vaccinated or not in your household.

Dining

Bringing your own food and drinks.

Getting takeout.

Using drive-thru, delivery and curbside pick-up options, and wearing a mask when interacting with restaurant employees.

Eating inside restaurants that are poorly ventilated, where physical distancing is not possible, servers and staff do not wear masks, and diners do not wear masks when actively eating or drinking.

Self-service options that require extensive touching of surfaces, such as buffets.

Based on CDC Guidance