Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Visitor Protocol

Effective 8/1/21 at 8:00 a.m.
Visitors (both indoors and outdoors) for one-time visits and/or recurring meetings/events on campus are permitted. 

Facial Coverings
Facial coverings (sufficient to cover the nose and mouth) are now required on campus at all times, regardless of vaccination status. 
Visitors who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 must also wear a facial covering indoors and whenever six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained outdoors.

Vaccination Status and COVID-19 Testing
All faculty, staff and students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. It is expected that visitors coming to the CMU campus are also vaccinated against COVID-19, unless unable to be vaccinated due to a disability or strong religious/moral conviction. 
Visitors may be asked to attest that they are either fully vaccinated or have received a negative COVID-19 test result in the last 72 hours.

Daily Self-Assessment
Visitors who are not fully vaccinated 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 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 host that you will not be able to come to campus today and contact your healthcare provider for further guidance.

Additional Information
Other approval processes for visitors such as the Collaborating Visitor or programs involving minors will continue to apply in addition to this protocol.

Until further notice, this protocol applies to the presence of visitors to Carnegie Mellon’s U.S.-based campuses and programs. For the most up-to-date visitor guidance at other CMU locations, please refer to their websites and/or reach out to local campus leadership.

For the purpose of this protocol, visitors include anyone who is not a CMU employee, student, vendor, contractor or sponsored affiliate.

Email for additional questions regarding visitors.