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The safety, health and wellbeing of all campus community members and visitors is our primary commitment.

Cal Poly is actively monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are proactively engaged in pandemic planning with our public health partners, including the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department and the CDC.

Visit this official Cal Poly coronavirus website often for critical updates and advisories.

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases

As of 5/14/21

Testing Dashboard

View detailed data on Cal Poly’s on-campus testing

* Includes on- and off-campus resident students who have tested through Cal Poly Campus Health and Wellbeing and the university’s ongoing testing program, as well as on-campus resident students who have tested positive via off-campus testing sites.

** For a more detailed breakdown of San Luis Obispo County COVID-19 numbers, please visit the county Public Health Department’s website.

Weekly Campus Updates

Week of may 10 - May 16, 2021

  • 5/11/21 -  A message was sent to the campus community regarding a change in the ongoing COVID-19 testing program. The university is reducing COVID-19 testing frequency to once every seven days for all students who are required to test. Please see the May 11 message in Campus Updates.
  • 5/10/21 - A message was sent to the campus community with new and updated options to be vaccinated on campus, including availability of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Rite Aid clinic in UU 220. For more information, see the May 10 message in Campus Updates or visit the COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.

SLO Moves to Orange Tier 

On Tuesday, April 27, San Luis Obispo County announced that it is moving into the Moderate/Orange tier under the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. For additional information, visit the County of San Luis Obispo website.

Presidential Order

As part of the university’s ongoing and collective efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the university requires students to comply with all university mandatory ongoing testing requirements and safety and mitigation measures during the COVID-19 pandemic (winter and spring quarter 2021 unless amended). For more information, view the Presidential Order.

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New Initiatives

COVID-19 Vaccine
All SLO County community members ages 16 and older, including Cal Poly students and employees, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Students can make appointments for the on-campus Student Vaccination Clinic at the Health Center through links sent via email. More appointments are available at county vaccination sites and local pharmacies. Learn more on our COVID-19 Vaccine page.   
Saliva Testing
Saliva Testing is an innovative, faster way to test for COVID-19. Get details on the new screening program developed by Cal Poly faculty in coordination with Campus Health and Wellbeing.

Cal Poly Roadmap

For updated information on campuswide operations and more during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the Cal Poly Roadmap page.

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Public Orders and Plans

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