COVID-19 Self Screening

COVID-19 Daily Self-Screening Tool

To access campus throughout the quarter, students will be asked to complete a daily screening via the COVID-19 Daily Self-Screening Tool. The screening tool is a great way to monitor your daily health symptoms, and can be accessed via the Cal Poly Portal or daily email/text (opt in to receive these on the daily screening page in the portal). Once you've completed with your daily screening, you will receive a daily campus pass that will be checked to enter buildings and use facilities.

This program will be conducted through the academic year, or until public health officials advise us this is no longer required.

Who Needs to Participate?

  • All currently enrolled students living on campus and off-campus students accessing campus for any reason (in-person classes, work, services, etc). This includes fully vaccinated students and university employees who are enrolled academically for fall 2020.
  • All students living off campus who do not plan to come to campus during fall term are strongly encouraged to participate to monitor their personal health and wellbeing.

How to Participate

Daily screenings must be completed by noon (12 p.m.) or before traveling to campus, whichever comes first. If you do not receive daily screening notifications via email ( or text message, access the daily self-screening tool in your Cal Poly Portal.

Getting Your Daily Campus Pass

If you are required to participate in daily screenings, you must complete the self-screening by noon (12 p.m.) or before going to campus, whichever comes first, to receive a campus pass. You can access the self-screening tool via your Cal Poly Portal, or receive a daily email or text message (opt in to receive these on the daily screening page in the portal) with a link to complete your daily self-screening. 

Upon completion, you will receive one of four types of responses that will serve as your daily campus pass:

Pass types with Green Pass, Blue Pass, Yellow Pass, Red Pass and Grey Pass

Students must be prepared to show their pass upon entering a campus facility such as a classroom, building or office. Each pass will contain a date stamp, good for that day only.

If you are in Isolation or Quarantine

If you have been notified by public health officials that you are required to quarantine or isolate your daily self-screening tool will be temporarily disabled throughout your required quarantine and isolation period. This means that you will not be able to generate a digital screening pass to enter campus, other than your on-campus living quarters.

In the event of possible exposures in University Housing facilities, the university can, as a precaution, place floors or sections of buildings on “Quarantine in Place," in consultation with San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Health. Students will receive a daily limited access pass to campus. Visit the Quarantine and Isolation Guide webpage for more information


  • Students should be ready to show this pass upon entering a campus facility such as a classroom, building or office.
  • As part of our collective efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the university requires members of the campus community to comply with all COVID-19 related protocols on campus, including physical distancing, proper wearing of face coverings, completing daily digital symptom self-screenings, and following local ordinances related to gatherings. All students are expected to comply with these protocols.
  • In addition, any student found falsifying information may be subject to conduct sanctions, including possible suspension or expulsion from the university. For more information, please visit the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities website.

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