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Information for Students

Updates on Spring Quarter

COVID-19 protocol in spring quarter remains similar to fall and winter guidelines, with a few changes: Updated state and local guidance has shorted the isolation period, if certain criteria are met; also, after May 1 on campus, masks will be recommended but not required in health care settings. Free masks will continue to be offered on campus.


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COVID-19 Testing

Many testing options exist for those with or without symptoms. Students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can seek medical care at Campus Health and Wellbeing. There are also testing locations in the community, and at-home tests available for purchase at local pharmacies and on campus.

The Cal Poly Health Center, Building 27.

I tested positive. Now what?

Cal Poly provides support throughout the isolation process.

Report Your Result

If you test positive, be prepared to isolate in your residence. Report your result on your daily screener and follow guidance in the Student Quarantine and Isolation Guide

If You Need to Miss Class

Find out how to handle class absences due to COVID-19.

Student Employees

If you work for Cal Poly as a student employee (not including ASI or Corporation) report a positive case using this form.

The Campus Pass System

Students are not required to complete the self-screener to obtain a campus pass in spring quarter. The screener remains a tool for all students to monitor their daily health, and students are strongly encouraged to report a positive test or symptoms after an exposure.

Get to Know the System

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Vaccines and Boosters

Find a vaccine at a local pharmacy or public health clinic. Campus Health and Wellbeing also offers a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments to students.

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Report Your Vaccination

The CSU requires students to receive a COVID-19 booster to be considered fully vaccinated. Upload your booster records through the COVID-19 Info tab of the Cal Poly portal as soon as you get your shot.

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Find a Mask

Masks are not required indoors, except in health care settings on campus through April 30. Pick up free N95 masks at Kennedy Library, the Recreation Center, Disability Resource Center and University Union.

Health Services and Support

The Health Center is here to serve students. Don't hesitate to contact Campus Health and Wellbeing to find the support you need to stay well.

Health Center

Appointments with medical providers are available. The onsite pharmacy is open for prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.

Connect with the Health Center

Counseling Services

Counseling services, including group and individual therapy, are available by phone and Zoom, based on your preference. Crisis services are also available. 

Find Mental Health Services

Mental Health and Basic Needs Support

Find emergency financial support, food pantries, crisis advocacy, and programs that support your well being.

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