Back to Basics
We have the opportunity to reunite our campus this fall while looking out for our health and well-being. The pandemic continues to present new challenges — but we have more tools than ever to protect our students, employees and Central Coast community. Let's recommit to doing our part each day as we make the most of this quarter.
COVID-19 Testing Requirements
All students and employees who are not fully vaccinated are required to participate in ongoing testing for COVID-19. Students who don't test regularly face single sign on (SSO) lock out that limits access to Cal Poly technology services. Testing in UU220 is free and open to all asymptomatic students and employees.
Vaccine Clinics on Campus
Rite Aid will offer flu shots, COVID-19 vaccines and COVID-19 boosters on campus on Nov. 29 and 30, Dec. 3, and Jan. 4 and 14. Clinics are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Rec Center Main Gym Lobby (Bldg. 43, Room 101). No appointments are needed on November and December dates — walk-ins are welcome.
Daily Screenings and Campus Passes
All students accessing campus facilities and activities should complete a daily self-screening for a campus pass. Passes can be checked at all campus buildings, including Campus Dining facilities, the Rec Center and classrooms.
Asympotmatic, saliva-based testing is available for free to all students and employees on campus in UU220 Sunday-Thursday from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. with additional hours 6-8 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays for night and swing shift employees. Everyone must make an appointment and get a testing ID number at least one hour before each test.
- Students: Students who are not fully vaccinated, including those with medical and religious exemptions, are required to test every three days. If you don't have COVID-19 symptoms, you can test in UU220. If you do have symptoms, make an appointment for a nasal swab test at the Health Center by calling 805-756-1211.
- Employees: Employees who are not fully vaccinated, including those who have a medical or religious exemption, are required to test for COVID-19 twice each week. If you don't have COVID-19 symptoms, you are able to test on campus in UU220. The site is now open 6-8 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays for night and swing shift employees who do not need an appointment but do need a testing ID number. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, find a free testing location in the community.
Do Your Part
This fall, we're asking everyone to recommit to the measures that keep our campus community healthy. Have more specific questions? Find the right FAQ.
Find a free COVID-19 vaccine appointment on campus or in the community. Boosters are now available to everyone 18 and older.
Wear a Face Covering
Everyone on campus is required to mask while indoors — including in classrooms. Get to know the updated guidance.
Find COVID-19 Testing
Unvaccinated students and employees are required to test regularly. Free, asymptomatic testing is available in UU220. Symptomatic testing is available in other locations.
Monitor Your Health
Students should use the daily symptom screening tool in their portal to get a daily campus pass. Passes are checked throughout campus.
Clean and Disinfect
Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day. Disinfect commonly touched surfaces in your space regularly.
Preparing Our Facilities
Cal Poly's Facilities Management and Development team has worked hard to properly outfit campus buildings for the return of activities this fall. From signage to air filters to new sanitation stations, get to know the practices in place to keep campus healthy.
Find ways to safely take part in events happening virtually and on campus this fall. Get to know updated guidelines for events and gatherings on campus.