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Information for Faculty and Staff

COVID-19 Vaccine and Flu Vaccine Clinic On Campus Sept. 24

A Rite Aid clinic will offer the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as well as the flu vaccine in the Cal Poly Recreation Center Main Gym lobby. All staff and faculty are able to receive the COVID-19 and flu vaccines; students and family members of employees are also able make appointments for a flu shot.

More Info on Vaccine Appointments

COVID-19 Vaccines

All Cal Poly, Cal Poly Corporation, and ASI employees accessing campus facilities must comply with the CSU's vaccination requirement. If you haven't already, visit the COVID-19 Info tab of your portal to report your vaccination status, seek a medical or religious exemption or confirm you won't be accessing campus. If you are employed by more than one of these employers, you must submit your status to each employer.


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Navigating Campus Protocol

As we prepare for fall quarter, get to know the updated safety guidelines and classroom procedures from Academic Affairs. This FAQ can walk you through what to do in specific situations while providing academic instruction and support services.

Get Your Questions Answered

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COVID-19 Testing and reporting

Testing On Campus

Free saliva-based COVID-19 testing is available in UU220 for asymptomatic employees. You must make an appointment and secure a unique six-digit testing ID number at least one hour before each appointment.

Employee Testing Details

Testing Sites in the Community

Employees can access free symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 testing through SLO County’s Public Health Department and many other providers.

SLO County Testing Locations

Report A Positive COVID Case

Complete the confidential COVID-19 Online Reporting Form if you are a state employee who has tested positive or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and have been on campus in the past 14 days. There is also guidance for managers and department chairs.

Visit the Reporting Form

Face Coverings On Campus

Face coverings are required for everyone while indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status. Vaccinated faculty may either wear a mask or wear a face shield and drape while teaching. Faculty and staff can pick up a face covering or face shield with drape at the ASI Club Services Ticket Window, located at the Recreation Center, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Face coverings will also be distributed at the divisional level.

More Details about Face Coverings

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Working With Campus Passes

All currently enrolled students — regardless of vaccination status — accessing campus for any reason are required to complete the symptom screener daily to generate a color-coded campus pass good only for that day. Faculty and staff have the option to check the campus pass prior to entry into a campus space. Here are some resources from Academic Affairs:

  1. Communicate your intentions to use the campus pass via your syllabus. See sample information from the Center for Teaching and Learning.
  2. Post campus pass signage near the entryway of your learning environment or shared space. Download floor and wall signage from UGS or a daily campus access sign.
  3. Learn more on addressing student conduct issues. Please look for additional information from the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
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Human Resources Programs and Help

Working Remotely

Access toolkits from Human Resources about successfully working from home, join virtual book circles and find tools to maintain an inclusive workplace on and off campus.

Working Remotely Toolkit

Employee Assistance Program

Faculty and staff employed by the State, and their household members can get free help with personal and workplace challenges. The Cal Poly Corporation also provides Employee Benefits information.

Well-being and Work/Life Balance

Leaves of Absence and Pay

Access CSU temporary leave and pay programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leave and Pay Programs