Updates on Fall Quarter
COVID-19 protocol will change in meaningful ways with the start of fall quarter. In September, incoming students will not have to proof of a negative test before arrival. The on-campus saliva testing site will close after Sept. 23, and students and employees who are not fully vaccinated won't be required to participate in ongoing testing during fall quarter.
Face Coverings On Campus
Masks are still required in health care settings on campus. N95 masks are available for free on campus at the Rec Center, Disability Resource Center and University Union.
Students can access free, asymptomatic testing in UU221, open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with new hours. Everyone must make an appointment and get a six-digit testing ID number at least one hour before each test. There are free, designated 30-minute parking zones at the top of the Grand Avenue parking structure for those testing.
Ongoing Testing Requirements
Students attending in-person activities on campus who are not fully vaccinated or boosted when eligible are required to test for COVID-19 every seven days. Those out of testing compliance won't receive a green pass to access spaces on campus.
If You Test Positive
Cal Poly provides support throughout the isolation process, including how to report a positive result from an at-home test. Find out how to handle class absences due to COVID-19. If you work for Cal Poly as a student employee (not including ASI or Corporation) report a positive case using this form.
COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters
The CSU requires students to receive a COVID-19 booster to be considered fully vaccinated.
Reporting: Upload your booster records through the COVID-19 Info tab of the Cal Poly portal as soon as you get your shot. If you don't report your booster when you're eligible, you might be enrolled in ongoing testing.
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 summer quarter in classrooms, dining facilities, the Rec Center and other shared spaces.
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.
Appointments with medical providers are available. The onsite pharmacy is open for prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.