The safety, health and well-being 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.
This page will be updated on an as-needed basis during summer 2021.
COVID-19 Confirmed Cases
- Cal Poly COVID-19 Dashboard
Detailed data on Cal Poly's on-campus testing and positive cases
View case numbers in San Luis Obispo County, California and the U.S.
Updated August 2, 2021
- 8/2/21 – Student Affairs shared a message with students asking them to record their vaccination status or declare a religious or medical exemption by Monday, Aug. 23, as part of the California State University's (CSU) COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, read the Aug. 2 message in Campus Updates and visit the vaccine webpage for vaccination opportunities.
- 7/27/21 — The CSU announced that all students and employees (state, ASI, or Corporation) who interact with CSU facilities/activities will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. At Cal Poly, we will require residential students to be vaccinated by Sept. 14 and the remainder of the campus community by Sept. 20. More information will be shared in the coming days. For more information, read the July 27 message in Campus Updates and visit the vaccine webpage for vaccination opportunities.
- 7/12/21 — Campus Health and Wellbeing sent a message to the campus community with COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in July and August. See the July 12 message in Campus Updates or visit the vaccine webpage for details.
Public Health Officials Recommend Face Coverings
On July 28, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated guidance for the use of face coverings. Health officials are recommending fully vaccinated individuals resume wearing face coverings in indoor public settings. Students and visitors who are not vaccinated must still wear a face covering when indoors.
At this time, all Cal Poly employees — including all faculty and staff as well as student employees — should continue to wear face coverings indoors. Cal/OSHA, which provides guidance for employers, voted June 17 to revise its COVID-19 workplace regulations to align with the state’s updated public health guidance. However, these changes will not take effect immediately, as Cal Poly is awaiting further direction from the CSU.
For more information, see the Stay Healthy webpage.
California Moves Beyond the Blueprint
On June 15, the state retired its Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier system and lifted capacity and physical distancing restrictions for most businesses and activities. With this change, almost all sectors of the economy can return to pre- pandemic capacity limits.
For more information, see the State Public Health Officer Order.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
All SLO County community members ages 12 and older, including Cal Poly students and employees, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Campus Health and Wellbeing offers a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments to Cal Poly students at the Health Center (No. 27) on campus.
In addition, Rite Aid will host pop-up vaccination clinics on select dates in July and August during SLO Days events. These clinics offer free COVID-19 vaccines and are open to all students, employees and community members over the age of 12.
More appointments are available through local public health department sites, some local pharmacies and other providers. Learn more on our COVID-19 Vaccine page.
Cal Poly Roadmap
For updated information on campuswide operations and more during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the Cal Poly Roadmap page.