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COVID-19 Updates

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COVID-19 Mitigation Protocol for CMU Vendors and Service Providers

The COVID-19 mitigation requirements on this page are subject to change. Please continue to check back to this page for the latest information.

In accordance with the values of Carnegie Mellon University, CMU community members — as well as CMU vendors and service providers — are expected to behave with integrity, act honestly and ethically and to observe the appropriate health and safety measures in all campus settings. The purpose of this webpage is to provide vendors and services providers with current information on the COVID-19 mitigation requirements they and their employees must follow while working on campus or at any CMU facility.

“Vendors” and “service providers” are terms to refer to individuals or companies who have entered into contracts with CMU to perform services on campus or at any CMU facility. “Vendors” typically work on campus on a daily basis, such as Aramark’s custodial workers, Chartwells food service workers, and the various food purveyors located in the Cohon University Center and in other buildings on campus. “Service providers” generally refers to individuals or companies who provide a variety of different services on an intermittent or project-by-project basis, such as consulting, equipment and facility maintenance and repairs, events catering, photography, coffee and water service, moving and storage.

Vendors and service providers and their workers are not employees of CMU. Thus, the vendors and service providers who have entered into a contract with CMU are responsible for communicating CMU’s COVID-19 mitigation requirements to its workers, and for ensuring that they are followed.


Mitigation Requirements

Vaccination Requirement: Consistent with scientific evidence on the importance of vaccine adoption to control spread of the virus, to the extent permissible by law, Carnegie Mellon University requires all vendors, service providers and their workers performing services on any campus or CMU facility located in Pennsylvania, California, Washington D.C., New York or Virginia, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals who have been granted medical or religious exemptions from vaccination under applicable federal or state law must comply with additional mitigation requirements designated by CMU. 

Facial Coverings Regardless of Vaccination Status: Until further notice, the university requires everyone to wear a facial covering (sufficient to cover the nose and mouth) at all times, regardless of vaccination status. (Exceptions include: while eating or drinking and/or if working outdoors, provided that physical distancing of 6 feet or more is maintained; and/or when alone in a private space, such as an office or enclosed vehicle.)

In addition, individuals should practice good hygiene, including frequent hand-washing or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Facial Coverings Now Required on Campus

Required

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors when <6ft

Not Required

  • Eating or drinking*
  • Working outdoors*
  • Alone in a private space

*If not fully vaccinated, maintain >6ft

Individuals who have been granted medical or religious exemptions from vaccination under applicable federal or state law must comply with the following additional mitigation requirements:

  • COVID-19 Testing:  Service providers and their workers with exemptions are required to be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. You are not required to provide test results to your CMU host.
  • Daily Symptom Self-Assessment: Service providers and their workers with exemptions must complete CMU's Daily Self-Assessment (PDF), on any day they will be on campus. This form is a self-assessment. You are not required to provide the completed form to your CMU host. Following completion of the assessment, if you answered “Yes” to any of the questions (except for: Do you plan to be on campus today?), please advise your CMU host that you will not be able to come to campus that day and contact your healthcare provider for further guidance.

Questions concerning CMU’s mitigation protocol for vendors and service providers should be sent to drbc@andrew.cmu.edu.

These COVID-19 mitigation requirements are subject to change. Please continue to check back to this page for the latest information.