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Information for Students

Updates on Fall Quarter

COVID-19 protocol has changed in meaningful ways in fall quarter. The on-campus saliva testing site has closed, but students with symptoms can continue to seek medical care at Campus Health and Wellbeing. Students and employees who are not fully vaccinated won't be required to participate in ongoing testing during fall quarter.


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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.

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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

All currently enrolled students accessing campus for any reason are required to complete the self-screening daily to track any symptoms and report a positive at-home test. When you complete your screening, you’ll receive a campus pass good only for that day. Be prepared to show the pass throughout fall quarter to access facilities across campus.

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. 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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