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Information for Faculty and Staff

Quick Links for Staff and Faculty

Get to know the protocol and resources in place to keep the campus community healthy. Need more detail? Read Academic Affairs' Frequently Asked Questions page.

Exposure Notification protocol

Get to know the procedure in place when a student in your class tests positive for COVID-19 at an on-campus testing site or if a student notifies you directly of their positive test.

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Reporting COVID-19 Cases

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, complete the confidential COVID-19 online reporting form. There is also guidance for managers and department chairs.

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Face Covering Guidance

Face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces on campus. Cal Poly strongly encourages surgical or properly fitting N95/KN95 masks. N95/KN95 masks will be available to employees at the University Union and Rec Center starting January 13.

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COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

Rite Aid is offering flu shots, COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in the Rec Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 14, 21, 25 and 28. More dates are planned for February. No appointments needed — walk-ins only. Vaccines and boosters are available at local pharmacies and the county's public health department.

Vaccine Details and Clinic Info

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COVID-19 Testing Resources

Asymptomatic employees can access free, saliva-based COVID-19 testing is available in UU221 Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make an appointment and secure a unique six-digit testing ID number at least one hour before each appointment.

Night and swing shift employees who are asymptomatic can use the testing site 6-8 a.m. on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays throughout winter quarter. No appointment is needed, but a new six-digit testing ID is required.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your health care provider or find a testing site in the community.

All employees who are not fully vaccinated — including ASI, Corporation and state employees — are required to test for COVID-19 twice a week.

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Face Coverings

Face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces on campus. N95/KN95 masks are available at the University Union and Rec Center for employees only. Cal Poly's health advisors agree that N95/KN95 masks are the most effective, but also confirm that surgical masks worn correctly are also highly effective. There are large numbers of surgical masks are available in the University Union, Kennedy Library and the Recreation Center and throughout other campus buildings.

Face Covering Details

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Programs for University Employees

Working Remotely

Access toolkits from University Personnel 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.

Wellbeing and Work/Life Balance