CMU COVID-19 regulations

Last updated: March 28, 2022

Our campus follows CMU’s COVID-19 regulations. The most up-to-date information on CMU’s regulations can be found at Carnegie Mellon’s response to the coronavirus. CMU’s latest COVID-19 student requirements can be found at Students - COVID-19 Updates. Information specific to Silicon Valley students can be found on the CMU-SV COVID-19 Spring 2022 Student Resources Document. The application of CMU’s regulations at the CMU-SV campus may be modified when there are differences in local laws or capabilities. Where there is a conflict between CMU’s response to the coronavirus and local regulations, if either the California Department of Health Guidance or the Santa Clara County Public Health Orders are stricter, the stricter Order must be followed.


Visitors:  Only invited visitors can be approved for entry to our campus. Visitors must follow CMU’s visitor regulations which can be found at  Carnegie Mellon visitors. Visitors, contractors and other persons who are planning to be on campus and received a positive diagnosis or close contact exposure must inform the supervisor or host. The supervisor or CMU-SV host will inform Steven Rosenberg ( to initiate communication protocols.


COVID-19 vaccination and booster verification

  • COVID-19 vaccination verification for CMU-SV students is done via the CMU Health Services HealthConnect portal.

COVID-19 testing

  • In connection with our launch of the spring 2022 semester, CMU requires all students, faculty and staff, whether on or off campus, to complete a baseline test during the month of January regardless of vaccination status. Testing can be completed via Quest’s Asymptomatic Testing Program.
    • These unobserved, self-collected PCR test kits will be sent to your home address. 
    • Request your test kit. 
    • You will be able to revisit the link above to request additional tests, if needed, once your current test has been returned. 
  • If you find you are not yet added to the Quest program, please contact CMU-SV Student Affairs.

Location information

Physically arriving

  • Once you arrive at Building 23 you must enter through the front doors. To do so, tap your CMU ID card on the RFID card reader to the right of the front door. Each person must tap their ID card before entering (ie, do not hold open the door or open the door for others).

Campus WiFi

  • When you arrive to class, please connect to CMU’s secure WiFi network (CMU-SECURE) using your Andrew credentials (Andrew ID and your Andrew ID password).

All CMU-SV Community members:

Anyone who is sick must stay home 

All employees, students, contractors and anyone else planning to be on campus who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms must stay home.

Faculty and staff who have received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or have had close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual must inform Steven Rosenberg, director of operations, to initiate communication protocols. Students who have received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or have had close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual must inform Lauren Schachar.

Information regarding your circumstances will only be shared as necessary for the university to safeguard the community and to comply with any applicable laws or government orders. You must stay home and cannot return to campus unless cleared by a healthcare practitioner. Faculty and staff should provide documentation of their clearance to the CMU Office of Human Resources by contacting Matt McCabe, leaves administration manager. 



Employees and students should wash their hands after coming into contact with high-touch surfaces. Employees and students should use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Enhanced sanitation and disinfection

Every 24 hours CMU-SV Facilities Management will conduct enhanced sanitation and disinfection in high traffic and common areas that are in use. Restrooms and other high-touch areas will be disinfected additional times during the day. CMU-SV Facilities Management is following CDC Guidelines for cleaning and is available for consultation regarding additional or enhanced cleaning needs. Contact CMU-SV Facilities Management to arrange a discussion about specific spaces.

Public health orders

Our campus follows all applicable California Public Health Orders. Our campus also follows all applicable Santa Clara county health orders.

Where there is a conflict between the two, the stricter Order must be followed.