Carnegie Mellon University

Tepper COVID-19 Resource Center

Emerging from this pandemic. Together. Stronger.

I have been very impressed with the efforts of our community for working together to stay safe during the pandemic over the past months. Thank you to everyone for playing your part to ensure that our fall term continues to proceed safely and smoothly.

To keep everyone informed, I will continue to share a weekly recap of important updates regarding COVID-19 and the Tepper School’s return to campus plans. 

Stay safe and healthy,

Dean Isabelle Bajeux

 

CMU COVID-19 Response

Access the latest campus-wide information and daily health assessment tools.

Dean's Weekly COVID-19 Updates

See past weekly emails from the dean's office.

As many of you are likely aware, within the last two weeks there have been surges in COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County and across the country. On Wednesday afternoon, Allegheny County officials issued a stay-at-home advisory asking residents to leave their home only to go to work or school, or for essential needs. In response, effective immediately, we are suspending all in-person non-curricular campus gatherings until further notice.

However, I would like to confirm that in-person classes will continue to take place as planned until next Tuesday, Nov. 24. Following the Thanksgiving break, instruction and finals will be delivered remotely. Previously approved return to campus plan activities may continue, though we encourage those on return plans to reconsider during the coming weeks in the spirit of the county’s latest advisory.

The university is monitoring the situation, and we all must remain ready to change quickly to accommodate. Please remember to stay the course and adhere to these proven COVID-19 mitigation protocols. Continuing to do so offers our community the best chance at maintaining an in-person experience.

As many of you may have special plans for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I am pleased to announce that Tepper School staff members may leave at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. And as a reminder to anyone who plans to travel out of state for the holidays, the university asks that you quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.

I appreciate all of your efforts to keep our campus safe. Please stay healthy and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Isabelle Bajeux
Tepper School Dean

Weekly COVID-19 Cases and Testing Report

The university continued its weekly COVID-19 asymptomatic testing of a random sample of all enrolled students in the Pittsburgh region. From Nov. 10 to Nov. 16, 526 random sample tests were administered with four positive cases reported (0.76 percent positive tests).

From Nov. 10 to Nov. 16, there were three new cases reported from students on campus and 12 new cases reported for students off campus. There were two new cases reported from faculty or staff on campus, and 10 new cases reported from faculty or staff off campus.

View the COVID-19 dashboard for the latest information.

Current Campus Status: Modified Services

Given the above number of cases reported this week, Carnegie Mellon remains in Modified Services status.

View the various service postures for details.

Service Posture Post-Thanksgiving

Carnegie Mellon will move to remote instruction between Wednesday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 22. This information may change if the situation worsens. Please visit the Carnegie Mellon COVID-19 website to find the latest information for students and families, faculty, researchers, and staff.

For students, this means:

  • Remote instruction only.
  • Practice room and studio space access is permitted with approval from your dean.
  • Residential students who travel during the holiday weekend are expected to move out of the residence halls prior to travel.
  • Non-curricular gatherings on campus will no longer be permitted as of Friday, Nov. 20, and until further notice.
  • Limited shared spaces and services will be open to support students who stay throughout this period, although hours will be modified consistent with the de-densification of campus.
  • Essential on campus services will continue.
  • Daily self-assessment continues.

Similarly, faculty and staff can expect:

  • Approved return to campus plans will remain in effect, but no new plans will be approved at this time until further notice.
  • Faculty and staff not approved to return to campus should continue to work remotely.
  • Instructors may use assigned on campus teaching and learning facilities to deliver remote instruction; classrooms will not be assigned for final assessments/exams.
  • Essential on campus services will continue.
  • Daily self-assessment continues.

Winter Break

Carnegie Mellon will be closed for winter break from Thursday, Dec. 24 to Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. During this time, we ask all students, faculty, and staff to remain vigilant. Maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others from outside your household. Wash hands regularly with soap and water and wear a facial covering when outside your home. Following the winter break closure, some campus services and resources will be open to serve students, faculty, and staff with modified hours. Please check university websites for updated hours of operation.

Look for an update soon on Carnegie Mellon’s return to campus protocols website for the spring semester.

Flu Shots

Finally, I urge all students, faculty, and staff to get a flu shot as soon as possible. University Health Services (UHS) reminds us that getting a flu shot is more important than ever and is a requirement for Pittsburgh students, as outlined in A Tartan's Responsibility. Students can visit the UHS website for scheduling information. Appointments can be made online or by calling 412-268-2157.

Faculty and staff can find information on the flu vaccination program through the Human Resources website.

Remember Your Resources

All of us share A Tartan’s Responsibility and as members of the CMU community, we must do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you plan to come to campus, you must complete the CMU Self-Assessment Survey. Even if you’re not coming to campus, CMU Community Health & Well-Being strongly encourages daily completion of the survey

As we head into cooler temperatures and groups gather indoors, we are seeing an increase in cases in Pittsburgh, including an identified cluster of Carnegie Mellon students living off campus.

Even though we all may be feeling pandemic fatigue, I want to reiterate how important it is to follow our COVID-19 protocols of maintaining social distance, wearing facial coverings, washing hands, and continuing daily self-assessment for symptoms.

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, please remember to stay the course and adhere to these proven COVID-19 mitigation protocols, both on and off campus. As a reminder, the university has asked all faculty, staff, and students to practice a 14-day self quarantine before returning to campus if traveling during the holidays.

I hope everyone stays safe and healthy.

Isabelle Bajeux
Tepper School Dean

Weekly COVID-19 Cases and Testing Report

The university continued its weekly COVID-19 asymptomatic testing of a random sample of all enrolled students in the Pittsburgh region. From Nov. 3-9, 391 random sample tests were administered with zero positive cases reported.

From Nov. 3-9, there were two new cases reported from students on campus and 19 new cases reported for students off campus. There was one new case reported from faculty or staff on campus, and two new cases reported from faculty or staff off campus.

On Friday, Nov. 6, a cluster of COVID-19 cases among a group of students living off campus was identified. They are remaining in isolation and receiving appropriate support and medical care.

View the COVID-19 dashboard for the latest information.

Current Campus Status: Modified Services

Given the above numbers of cases reported this week, Carnegie Mellon remains in Modified Services status.

View the various service postures for details.

New Floating Holidays for Staff

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is pleased to announce three COVID-19 floating holidays for all full-time, part-time exempt, and non-exempt eligible staff members. These additional days will be available for use from Nov. 23, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

Read more about the temporary amendments to PTO policy and holiday schedule on the Human Resources website.

Reminder: Open Enrollment Ends Monday, Nov. 16

For information about 2021 benefits, including rates and the 2021 Benefits Guide, visit the 2021 Open Enrollment website.

Remember Your Resources

All of us share A Tartan’s Responsibility and as members of the CMU community, we must do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you plan to come to campus, you must complete the CMU Self-Assessment Survey. Even if you’re not coming to campus, CMU Community Health & Well-Being strongly encourages daily completion of the survey

With the results of the 2020 election still uncertain, I would like to reiterate President Jahanian’s message for the Carnegie Mellon community to embrace patience and unity. I, too, have confidence that our democratic process will yield an accurate resolution.

I would also like to thank each member of our community for your continued efforts to follow the COVID-19 protocols. I am happy to share that our positive case numbers from this week remain relatively low which permits us to continue to operate in the Modified Services status.

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, please keep in mind that anyone who plans to travel must quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.

Please stay safe and healthy and know that we will get through this together.

Isabelle Bajeux
Tepper School Dean

Weekly COVID-19 Cases and Testing Report

The university continues its weekly COVID-19 asymptomatic testing of a random sample of all enrolled students in the Pittsburgh region. From Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, 404 random sample tests were administered with zero positive cases reported.

From Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, there were zero new cases reported from students on campus and students off campus. There was one new case reported from faculty or staff on campus and three new cases reported from faculty or staff off campus.

View the COVID-19 dashboard for the latest information.

Current Campus Status: Modified Services

Given the above numbers of cases reported this week, Carnegie Mellon remains in Modified Services status.

View the various service postures for details.

Open Enrollment: Oct. 26 to Nov. 16

For information about 2021 benefits, including rates and the 2021 Benefits Guide, visit the 2021 Open Enrollment website.

Remember Your Resources

All of us share A Tartan’s Responsibility and as members of the CMU community, we must do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you plan to come to campus, you must complete the CMU Self-Assessment Survey. Even if you’re not coming to campus, CMU Community Health & Well-Being strongly encourages daily completion of the survey

I would like to thank everyone for continuing to follow the COVID-19 safety protocols and to reiterate Provost Jim Garrett’s message from earlier this week that we all remain vigilant in our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Please remember to follow travel and visitor protocols, complete your daily self-assessment, maintain physical distancing, wear a facial covering, and frequently wash your hands even in small, familiar gatherings.

Our relatively low case numbers enable us to stay in Modified Services status. In this weekly email, we will include the most up-to-date case numbers from the Carnegie Mellon COVID-19 dashboard. The dashboard has been given an A rating for its completeness and transparency by We Rate COVID Dashboards, a website that grades university dashboards based on nine criteria.

Please stay safe and healthy, and do not hesitate to reach out to me with any concerns or questions.

Isabelle Bajeux
Tepper School Dean

Tepper School Staff Return to Campus Update

At this time, we do not expect staff to return to campus before Dec. 31, 2020. Staff will continue to work from home through the fall semester.

A limited number of staff members work on campus on a staggered, rotating schedule. Those individuals will continue to maintain a mix of remote and on campus work as guided by their supervisors.

If you need to come to campus to retrieve or drop off items during the pandemic, the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Services team has developed a process to manage requests for a brief, one-time visit. This request process is for individuals not approved to be on campus for on site research, educational preparation and instruction, or essential services.

Follow this guidance to submit a request to visit the Tepper School:

  • At least three business days before your visit, send an email to tprbldg@andrew.cmu.edu with the subject line: "Building Access - Name".
  • Outline the specific date and time you plan to be at the Tepper School.
  • You must indicate what Carnegie Mellon-owned assets you plan to remove from your workspace.

If the request is approved, please adhere to the following minimum requirements:

  • Wear a face covering at all times and maintain six feet of physical distance from others.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Sick individuals should not come to campus.
  • Remain in the vicinity of the designated approved area.
  • Complete the Carnegie Mellon Self-Assessment survey prior to your campus visit.

Weekly COVID-19 Cases and Testing Report

The university continues its weekly COVID-19 asymptomatic testing of a random sample of all enrolled students in the Pittsburgh region. From Oct. 20-26, 409 random sample tests were administered with zero positive cases reported.

From Oct. 20-26, there were three new cases reported from students on campus and five new cases from students off campus. There were two new cases reported from faculty or staff on campus and zero new cases reported by faculty or staff off campus.

View the COVID-19 dashboard for the latest information.

Current Campus Status: Modified Services

Given the above numbers of cases reported this week, Carnegie Mellon remains in Modified Services status.

View the various service postures for details.

Election Day: Nov. 3

We are committed to providing maximum flexibility for voting and/or volunteering on Election Day, this Tuesday, Nov. 3.

View the Pennsylvania government’s official website for information about voting.

Open Enrollment: Oct. 26 to Nov. 16

For information about 2021 benefits, including rates and the 2021 Benefits Guide, visit the 2021 Open Enrollment website.

Remember Your Resources

All of us share A Tartan’s Responsibility and as members of the CMU community, we must do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you plan to come to campus, you must complete the CMU Self-Assessment Survey. Even if you’re not coming to campus, CMU Community Health & Well-Being strongly encourages daily completion of the survey

 
Dear Tepper School faculty, staff, and students,

I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude for the warm welcome I have received from the Tepper School community. As I wrap up my first full week as dean, I am looking forward to getting to know each of you. The future of the Tepper School is bright with all that we can accomplish together.

I have been very impressed with the efforts of our community for working together to stay safe during the pandemic over the past months. Thank you to everyone for playing your part to ensure that our fall term continues to proceed safely and smoothly.

To keep everyone informed, I will continue to share a weekly recap of important updates regarding COVID-19 and the Tepper School’s return to campus plans. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any concerns or questions.

Stay safe and healthy,

Isabelle Bajeux
Tepper School Dean

Reminder: Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3

We are committed to providing maximum flexibility for voting and/or volunteering on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Students: You should not encounter any exams, assignments, special events, or required synchronous class activity (e.g., lecture or group activity) on Election Day.

Faculty: If you choose to offer a synchronous activity on Election Day, record this content so that those not able to be in class can view it at a later time.

Staff and faculty: Supervisors and department heads are encouraged to avoid scheduling any internal meetings, deadlines, or projects on Election Day. This flexibility extends to accommodating early dismissal or late arrival so that any community member has the latitude they need to vote and/or volunteer.

View the state’s official website for information about voting and early voting.

Weekly COVID-19 Cases and Testing Report

The university continues its weekly COVID-19 asymptomatic testing of a random sample of all enrolled students in the Pittsburgh region. Last week, 315 random sample tests were administered with four positive cases reported, which is a 1.27 percent positive rate.

There were three new cases reported this week from students on-campus and four new cases from students off-campus. There were two new cases reported from faculty or staff on-campus and zero new cases reported by faculty or staff off-campus.

View the COVID-19 dashboard for the latest information.

Current Campus Status: Modified Services

Given the above numbers of cases reported this week, Carnegie Mellon remains in modified services status.

View the various service postures for details.

Remember Your Resources

All of us share A Tartan’s Responsibility and as members of the CMU community, we must do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you plan to come to campus, you must complete the CMU Self-Assessment Survey. Even if you’re not coming to campus, CMU Community Health & Well-Being strongly encourages daily completion of the survey


Reminder: Tepper School Programs Start Dates

  • Jan. 25, 2021: MBA, MSBA, MSCF
  • Feb. 1, 2021: MSPM, MIIPS, Ph.D., UBA, Econ

In addition to an adjusted start date, all undergraduate and graduate courses will now be required to start the spring semester remotely for the first week of classes (Feb. 1-5).

In lieu of the traditional spring break, the spring semester will include three break days: Tuesday, Feb. 23; Monday, April 5; and Friday, March 18, between Mini 3 and Mini 4.

The HUB website hosts the full updated calendar.

Weekly COVID-19 Cases and Testing Report

The university continues its weekly COVID-19 asymptomatic testing of a random sample of all enrolled students in the Pittsburgh region. Last week, 387 random sample tests were administered with one positive case reported.

There were two new cases reported last week from students on-campus and two students off-campus, and zero new cases reported from faculty or staff.

View the COVID-19 CMU dashboard for the latest information.

Remember Your Resources

All of us share A Tartan’s Responsibility and as members of the CMU community, we must do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you plan to come to campus, you must complete the CMU Self-Assessment Survey. Even if you’re not coming to campus, CMU Community Health & Well-Being strongly encourages daily completion of the survey.


Official Spring Calendar Update

Acknowledging that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely continue through the winter months, and with a desire to reduce the number of weeks that we are in session during flu season, CMU will delay the start of the spring semester. In addition, the revised start dates will allow our international students more time for visa processing and travel to arrive for the spring semester.

Read Provost Garrett’s message regarding academic calendar updates for spring and summer 2021.

Tepper School Programs Start Dates

Jan. 25, 2021

  • MBA
  • MSBA
  • MSCF

Feb. 1, 2021

  • MSPM
  • MIIPS
  • Ph.D.
  • UBA
  • Econ

Tartan Community Day

University leadership recently announced the details for the second annual Tartan Community Day on Oct.16. As noted on the event website, “this day is designed to bring together students, faculty, staff, and alumni to take a break from business as usual and to connect, restore, and have fun.

Please take this opportunity to support a new campus tradition, pause the important work that you do each day, and engage with other staff, faculty, and students. Visit the event website for a full schedule of events and the many ways in which you and your team can virtually participate.

Weekly COVID-19 Cases and Testing Report

We are now into the second month of the fall semester and remain cautiously optimistic about our progress. As President Jahanian said in his message to campus this week, “Thank you and let’s keep it up!” As we continue to gain comfort in our new routines, please remain vigilant and practice responsible behaviors as we experience colder temperatures and the advent of flu season.

Asymptomatic arrival testing of enrolled students located within the Pittsburgh area has been completed with results from 5,686 tests showing 34 students testing positive for the virus (a 0.59 percent positivity rate). Additionally, we have completed three weeks of random sample testing with no positive cases among 1,362 test results returned.

CMU case numbers are updated every business day on the COVID-19 dashboard. Asymptomatic testing reports are updated weekly as results are compiled. Any positive cases from asymptomatic testing will be included in CMU case numbers when they are updated each business day.

Remember Your Resources

All of us share A Tartan’s Responsibility and as members of the CMU community, we must do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you plan to come to campus, you must complete the CMU Self-Assessment Survey. Even if you’re not coming to campus, CMU Community Health & Well-Being strongly encourages daily completion of the survey.


Weekly COVID-19 Cases and Testing Report

The university continues its weekly COVID-19 asymptomatic testing of a random sample of all enrolled students in the Pittsburgh region.

Last week, 500 random sample tests were administered with ZERO positive cases reported.

There were also ZERO new cases reported last week from students (on and off-campus), and ZERO from faculty or staff on campus.

ONE faculty or staff member off campus tested positive, bringing the total number of positive cases since March 2020 to 23.

View the COVID-19 CMU dashboard for the latest information.

HR Reminders

Family Care for COVID-19

Beginning in October, the university will offer families two new, affordable ($5/hour) options for child care during the fall semester:

  • A temporary flexible child care option for children ages 24 months to 5 years at the Penn Avenue Cyert Center.
  • On-campus proctoring for children in online school between the ages of 6 and 12 years. Scheduling will be open soon.

In addition to these child care services, the university will also offer a family and child care concierge service. This free service will provide parents and families with information, support, guidance, and education on all dependent- and care-related topics and will utilize currently available resources, such as Care.com, Carelink, CMU's Employee Assistance Program, local child care centers, and other after school programs.

Paid Time Off Policy

Exceptions and amendments have been made to the PTO policy: PTO that normally would have rolled into a staff member’s bank of Reserve Sick Days (RSD) from April 1, 2020 – July 1, 2021, will remain available as PTO. Impacted staff members must use the affected PTO by Dec. 31, 2021. Affected PTO not used by this date will be converted back to the staff member’s bank of RSD.

Remember Your Resources

All of us share A Tartan’s Responsibility and as members of the CMU community, we must do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you plan to come to campus, you must complete the CMU Self-Assessment Survey. Even if you’re not coming to campus, CMU Community Health & Well-Being strongly encourages daily completion of the survey.

We are close to the one-month mark since the start of the fall semester, and I’d like to recognize all faculty, staff, and students for your commitment to keeping our campus community safe. Keep up the great work, everyone.
Sincerely,

Bob Dammon
Tepper School Dean

Weekly COVID-19 Cases and Testing Report

  • CMU cases are relatively low.
  • Last week, there were two positive COVID-19 cases reported on campus and nine off-campus.
  • The week prior, six were reported on campus and 13 off-campus.
  • Nearly 6,000 tests and a .57 percent positivity rate (trending in the right direction).
  • Asymptomatic arrival testing: This past week, CMU completed its first week of random sample testing on 265 enrolled students located within the Pittsburgh area and there were no positive cases.
  • View the COVID-19 CMU dashboard for the latest information.

Remember Your Resources

All of us share A Tartan’s Responsibility and as members of the CMU community, we must do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you plan to come to campus, you must complete the CMU Self-Assessment Survey. Even if you’re not coming to campus, CMU Community Health & Well-Being strongly encourages daily completion of the survey.

 

Low-Cost Childcare

Carnegie Mellon University will be offering three new, low-cost childcare options to faculty, staff, and graduate students this fall due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. The new, temporary program includes options for partial-day childcare for children 24 months to 5 years; full-day on-campus proctoring for school-age children 6 to 12 who are in online/remote learning schools; and family and childcare concierge service. Visit CMU’s Family Care site for more information.

New NOVID App

CMU is encouraging all faculty, staff, and students to download the NOVID app which tracks the spread of COVID-19. NOVID, which was founded and created by CMU Professor of Mathematics Po-Shen Loh, is an anonymous COVID notification app that notifies users when someone in their network has tested positive for COVID-19. NOVID also allows members of the CMU community to self-report their own positive diagnosis.

COVID Testing

CMU is now beginning regular asymptomatic testing and is randomly identifying students located within the Pittsburgh area to participate in this testing. All students who intend to participate in any on-campus or CMU-related activities, such as in-person instruction, research, or campus life, are expected to participate when selected for random testing, which is being offered at no cost to students.

Weekly Case Report

COVID-19 dashboard continues to provide daily updates for CMU case numbers, weekly updates for asymptomatic testing reports, important information for students and familiesfacultyresearchers, and staff, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Remember Your Resources

All of us share A Tartan’s Responsibility and as members of the CMU community, we must do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you plan to come to campus, you must complete the CMU Self-Assessment Survey. Even if you’re not coming to campus, CMU Community Health & Well-Being strongly encourages daily completion of the survey.

 

  • CMU has adopted three operational postures for the Pittsburgh campus – Modified, Restricted, and Essential – to reflect the appropriate levels of in-person versus remote activity based on the nature of the pandemic on campus and in our region. Review the three postures and what each one means for students, faculty, and staff.
  • As we enter the fall semester, we are currently in the Modified Services posture focused on the hybrid model for teaching and learning. University leadership is tracking a host of metrics and data to assist with risk-informed decision-making in the event that a transition in operations is needed.
  • 3,000 asymptomatic tests given; 16 positives which is .54% positive. For a list of all current COVID cases, visit the CMU case data webpage.
  • Please remember to take the daily self-assessment test. Links to self-assessments are here: staff and faculty and students.  Note, the campus is monitoring compliance. If students do not comply with this requirement, they will eventually lose wifi and campus access.            

In order to reduce time on campus during the flu season, CMU announced that a delay to the start date of the spring semester. As noted in Provost Garrett’s message, some programs will have separate dates from the University’s Official Academic Calendar.

  • Tepper MBA will not be following the university’s calendar. The first day of classes for Mini 3 / Spring 2021 will be Jan. 25. Classes will end by May 6. 
  • We are still working to confirm the other graduate program start dates; we will share the confirmed schedule in a forthcoming email.
  • Undergraduate Business and Economics students will begin February 1, along with the University’s Official Academic Calendar

New student guidelines and policies for the CMU Experience this fall include:

  • Student organizations and academic departmental student groups will be eligible to hold approved in-person activities beginning on Sept. 21.
  • Each student organization and department-based student group should complete a brief survey by Sept.10. 
  • Our flagship student engagement event, THE FAIR, has moved to a virtual format
  • All groups and organizations must appoint two Student Pandemic Safety Ambassadors (SPSAs)
  • All volunteer activities this fall will take place either virtually or, if they are approved in-person opportunities, will be held on campus. 
  • Campus recreation facilities have reopened with limitations and restrictions. Visit the Athletics website for more information.
  • The university is creating “touchdown spaces” where students can spend time between classes. 
  • All visitors who intend to study in Hunt and Sorrells libraries must reserve their seat.

  1. August 28, 2020: Expanded COVID-19 Testing Strategy: The university has announced an expanded approach to COVID-19 testing plans. CMU will begin conducting asymptomatic testing of all off-campus undergraduate and graduate students living in the Pittsburgh area.
  2. Daily Self-Assessment: As a member of the CMU community, each of us must complete the self-assessment daily if you plan to be on campus. Students go to Student Self-Assessment; faculty and staff go to Faculty & Staff Self-Assessment.
  3. Current numbers of cases at CMU, as well as Allegheny County data: View case data.
  4. CMU Staff FAQ: Work Adjustments and Accommodations for Staff (pdf).
  5. Access to Tepper Quad: If you are working remotely but need to access your office space, send a note to tprbldg@andrew.cmu.edu to request access at least 2-3 business days in advance. (Subject: Building Access & Your Name). Staff operating units can coordinate visits, where possible.

Dear Tepper School faculty and staff: 

I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to everyone for all of the important work you are doing to make sure we are able to meet the challenges of these exceptional times. Moving forward, each week I will share some of the key updates with you that pertain to the reopening of campus and important COVID news impacting the Tepper School.

This will not be a comprehensive list, just the top level updates we want to make sure you haven’t missed each week. You can always visit CMU’s COVD Resource page or reach out directly to me or Tepper COO, Rhonda Fischer (rdfische@andrew.cmu.edu) for additional information. 

Please stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

Bob Dammon 

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Access to Tepper Quad

If you are working remotely but need to access your office space, send a note to tprbldg@andrew.cmu.edu to request access at least 2-3 business days in advance.  (Subject: Building Access & Your Name).  Staff operating units can coordinate visits, where possible.

 

August 27, 2020

CMU Announcement: Welcome Back, Wellness Kits & Health Reminders

 

August 24, 2020

Important Information Regarding the Fall Semester: After the mandatory quarantine process, all undergraduates will now be required to start the fall semester remotely for the first week of classes; undergraduate/graduate cross-listed courses will be taught remote-only for all students until September 6. All courses after Thanksgiving will be taught remotely to mitigate any inherent risk in return travel following the traditional winter recess.

 

August 12, 2020

A Tartan's Responsibility; COVID Daily Assessment Tracker: outlines the specific expectations we have for all CMU students who will resume living, learning, working, and interacting with our campus community, whether living on or off-campus. 

New guidelines in place at the Libraries this semester: All visitors who intend to study in Hunt and Sorrells Libraries must reserve their seat ahead of their visit. The second and fourth floors of Hunt Library will be closed to the public and the all Hunt Library stacks will be closed. Read on for more information about these and other changes.

Return to Campus video: Campus will look and feel different in the midst of this global pandemic, but we all remain committed to offering a transformative educational opportunity for all of our students.