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Information for Faculty and Staff

Updates on Winter Quarter

COVID-19 protocol in winter quarter remains similar to fall guidelines, with one change: The daily self-screener is no longer required, but remains an option for all students to monitor their health and well-being. Symptomatic testing remains available for students on campus; off-campus testing resources are also available. Free masks will continue to be offered on campus.


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COVID-19 Testing Resources

Find off-campus testing resources throughout San Luis Obispo County. At-home tests are also widely available at local pharmacies and the Cal Poly Pharmacy.

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

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Quick Links for Staff and Faculty

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

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

Employees who have recently become fully vaccinated can update their status by visiting the COVID-19 Info tab on their portal.

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Face Covering Guidance

Face coverings are not required indoors, except in health care settings. Free N95 masks are available on campus. You can pick up free masks at Kennedy Library, the Recreation Center, the University Union and the Disability Resource Center.

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Syllabus Statements

The CTLT has updated its faculty resources page with syllabus statements.

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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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Campus Pass system

Students are not required to complete a daily symptom screener in winter quarter to obtain a campus pass. The self-screener remains an option for students to monitor their daily health and well-being. Students are strongly encouraged to report a positive test or symptoms after an exposure.

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Programs for University Employees

Working Remotely

Access a toolkit of on-demand courses, articles and videos with actions items and tips to give you confidence in working remotely.

Working Remotely Toolkit

Resources and Tools

Employee and Organization development has resources to support your well-being, from virtual book circles to live workshops, and tools to maintain an inclusive workplace.

Learn and Grow

Employee Assistance Program

State employees and their household members can get free help with personal and workplace challenges including navigating COVID-19, enhancing well-being and managing finances. The Cal Poly Corporation also provides Employee Benefits information.

Wellbeing and Work/Life Balance