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A Healthy Summer

Two years into the pandemic, our community has proven how resilient it can be. Public health guidelines continue to evolve, and it’s more important than ever that you stay informed on how to keep yourself and your fellow Mustangs healthy.

Updates on Fall Quarter

COVID-19 protocol will change in meaningful ways with the start of fall quarter. In September, incoming students will not have to proof of a negative test before arrival. The on-campus saliva testing site will close after Sept. 23, and students and employees who are not fully vaccinated won't be required to participate in ongoing testing during fall quarter.


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Free, On-Campus Testing

Cal Poly's testing site is open in UU221 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with updated hours. Asymptomatic students, faculty and staff can make an appointment and get a six-digit testing ID an hour before each test.

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Face Coverings

Though face coverings are not required in most indoor situations on campus, masks are still required in health care settings. N-95 masks are available for free at the University Union, Rec Center and Disability Resource Center.

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Being fully vaccinated includes getting a COVID-19 booster, when eligible. Students and employees can report their booster status through the COVID-19 tab of the portal. Rite Aid will offer free COVID-19 vaccine clinics on campus September 16. Students and employees who are not fully vaccinated are required to test every seven days through the end of summer quarter.

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Do Your Part

We're asking everyone to recommit to the measures that keep our campus community healthy. Have more specific questions? Find the right FAQ.

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Mask Where Require

Masks are required in all health care settings on campus. Free N95 masks are available on campus.

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Get Vaccinated

The CSU now requires students and employees to get a COVID-19 booster when eligible to be fully vaccinated. Find free vaccine appointments.

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Find COVID-19 Testing

Free on-campus COVID-19 testing is open in UU221. Community testing sites are also open.

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Monitor Your Health

Students should use the daily symptom screening tool to get a daily campus pass during the academic term.

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Clean and Disinfect

Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day. Disinfect commonly touched surfaces in your space regularly.