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April 08, 2021

Tartan Testing Offers Tasty Treats at Au Bon Pain

It’s a win-win for Tartan Testing participants.

Do your part to help protect the Carnegie Mellon community and get a free small coffee and your choice of a muffin, Kind Bar or gluten-free marshmallow bar at Au Bon Pain in the Cohon University Center.

Beginning at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, and from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thursday, April 15, Tartan Testing participants will receive an incentive card, while supplies last.  A sticker will be placed on the card each time they test. The first 1,000 people to get four stickers on their card — one per week — can redeem it at the Cohon Center Au Bon Pain through May 21. 

Tartan Testing remains a critical element of CMU’s strategy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Testing allows asymptomatic individuals to know if they are carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus and gives them the knowledge to help them mitigate giving the virus to others. Individuals who have received one or two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine should still continue to participate in Tartan Testing to protect those who have not yet been vaccinated. All individuals coming to campus are expected to participate weekly in Tartan Testing. The test takes less than 15 minutes and same-day appointments are often available.

With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise locally, nationally and around the world, it’s important now more than ever to keep following mitigation behaviors and participating in Tartan Testing. It’s the easiest and one of the most important tests on campus, as consistent, weekly testing allows CMU to continue in-person activities, including events on the outdoor stage, intercollegiate athletics and a live commencement for the Class of 2021. The recent surge in cases, coupled with non-compliance in testing and mitigation behaviors, has the potential to slow down or halt recent expansions to the on-campus experience.

Are you “All In?”  Can you smell the coffee?

Sign up for Tartan Testing today. Tartans, All In. Everywhere.