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.
Pick Up Your Face Coverings
Face coverings are required for everyone in indoor public spaces on campus. All students and employees can pick up a free, reusable 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.
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 campus facilities like classrooms or the Rec Center.
All students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or seek a medical or religious exemption. Vaccines are available to students at the Health Center. Everyone 12 and older can also find vaccines at local pharmacies and SLO County Public Health Department offices.
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. Everyone must make an appointment and get a testing ID number at least one hour before each test.
- Students: Unvaccinated students 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: If you don't have COVID-19 symptoms, you are able to test on campus in UU220. 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.
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.