CMU COVID-19 regulations

Last updated: September 1, 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.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.


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



Campus Arrival

Students are expected to adhere to any guidelines for post-travel testing prior to coming to the campus as may be posted on the CMU website.

Location Information

Continue to keep your residential location information updated in SIO.


All CMU-SV Community members:

Covid-19 Vaccination Verification

Covid-19 vaccination and booster verification for CMU-SV employees and students is done via the CMU Health Services HealthConnect portal.

Asymptomatic Covid-19 Testing 

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 (

Symptoms and Reporting

CMU-SV community members are expected to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms on a daily basis. Members who receive a positive test must report their result to the CMU-SV campus:

The reporting system will guide you through a brief survey regarding symptoms and test date. You will then receive an email with individualized guidance regarding isolation dates, instructions for isolating, and the return to campus process. Information regarding spaces occupied while infectious will be solicited as needed to assess for cleaning and room closure needs.

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.  

Close Contacts 

Guidance for what to do if you are identified as a close contact can be found on the CMU website


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 at

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.