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.
Pre-Arrival and Ongoing COVID-19 Testing
All students – regardless of vaccination status – must upload a negative COVID test taken up to 72 hours prior to move-in on campus or prior to your first day on campus. Unvaccinated students are required to test regularly throughout the quarter.
Pick Up Your Face Coverings
All students and employees needing a face covering can pick up a free, three-ply mask at the ASI Club Services Ticket Window at the Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - Friday. Faculty can also pick up a face shield with a drape to use when teaching via the same location. Some face coverings will also be distributed to employees at the divisional level.
Complete Your Self Screening Daily for a Campus Pass
All currently enrolled students, regardless of vaccination status, who are accessing campus for any reason must complete a daily health screening to generate a campus pass. Students should be ready to show this pass upon entering a campus facility such as a classroom, building, or office.
COVID-19 Testing on Campus
Students required to participate in ongoing COVID-19 testing can access free testing in UU220. Asymptomatic employees can utilize the testing site as well. The program utilizes saliva-based testing. All participants must make an appointment and get a six-digit testing ID number an hour before the test.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
All employees and students accessing campus facilities and activities are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Cal Poly requires residential students to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 14 and the remainder of the campus community by Sept. 20. Religious and medical exemptions are available.
Students should report their COVID-19 vaccination status or seek an exemption as soon as possible. Employees can access their attestation or exemption form in their employee portal now.
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.
Employees and students should complete their vaccination attestation or exemption request now. Find a free COVID-19 vaccine appointment if needed.
Wear a Face Covering
Everyone on campus is required to mask while indoors — including in classrooms. Get to know the updated guidance.
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.