Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Visitor Protocol

In order to help protect the safety and well-being of the members of the CMU community, we are adhering to strict protocols for visitors of campus.

Until further notice, the following protocol applies to the presence of visitors to Carnegie Mellon’s U.S.-based campuses and programs. For the purpose of this protocol, visitors include anyone who is not a CMU employee, student or contractor.

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Visitors to the Pittsburgh campus and other U.S.-based locations for on-campus tours, events and gatherings continue to be discouraged.

High-Risk Travel & Waivers

If the visitor’s travel to Pittsburgh (or other U.S.-based location) is high-risk, visitors will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to being present on campus.

Prior to arrival to campus, visitors may be asked to sign an assumption of risk waiver. A record of the signed waiver will be maintained by the host college/unit.

Minimum Requirements

Visitors must comply with the university’s minimum requirements. Prior to the visit, the host must provide the visitor a copy of the minimum requirements and have the visitor acknowledge that they have read and understand them.

Collaborating Visitors

Processes and requirements for collaborating visitors continue to apply. See the collaborating visitor process website for additional details, including the definition of collaborating visitor. Note that collaborating visitors are not permitted on-site unless they are named on an approved return to campus plan.

Exception approval process

Any staff, faculty or researcher seeking an exception in order to host a visitor on campus must:

  1. Obtain approval from their cognizant University Leadership Council (ULC) member
  2. Determine if the visitor’s travel to Pittsburgh (or other U.S.-based location) will be within 14 days of their intended date(s) on-site
  3. Determine if the visitor's travel qualifies as high-risk travel from outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Other CMU locations within the U.S. should consult their local travel guidance.