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On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

Updated Feb. 26, 1:00 p.m.
Data updated Monday through Friday. Numbers reflect data from previous weekday

CAMPUS TESTING UPDATE

Total student tests from Ongoing Testing Program (since Sept. 1, 2020)*

87,453

NEW - Total student tests for winter term (since Jan. 3, 2021) 69,562
Total employee tests from Ongoing Testing Program (since Sept. 1, 2020)*

3,660

NEW - Total employee tests for winter term (since Jan. 3, 2021) 1,572
Total positive tests from Ongoing Testing Program (since Sept. 1, 2020)* 451
NEW - Total positive tests from Ongoing Testing Program for winter term (since Jan. 3, 2021) 201
Total tests performed by Campus Health and Wellbeing (since July 8, 2020) 26,164
Total tests by CHW in prior weekday 338
Total positive tests of on-campus student residents via CHW testing (since July 8, 2020) 389
New positive tests of on-campus student residents via CHW testing 6
Total positive tests of off-campus student residents  via CHW testing (since July 8, 2020) 699
New positive tests of off-campus student residents 0
Students requiring hospitalization via CHW testing 0

Cal Poly provides COVID-19 testing through its Campus Health and Wellbeing only to currently enrolled students. These numbers reflect only positive cases identified directly through Campus Health and Wellbeing. Students can also access testing off campus. Please note: Off-campus students who test positive off-campus (i.e. not through the Ongoing Testing Program) are not reported to Cal Poly by SLO County Public Health.

The university offers testing to employees through its ongoing testing program. Employees who test positive for COVID-19 are reflected in countywide and community-specific statistics (for their community of residence), available at the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department webpage.

*Please note: Tests performed as part of Cal Poly’s Ongoing Testing Program are not conducted by Campus Health and Wellbeing (CHW). The university has hired a third-party vendor to supplement CHW’s testing capacity.

ISOLATION

Total on-campus resident students currently in isolation 21
Remaining Isolation/Quarantine Beds Available 268

Students who test positive for COVID-19 are placed in isolation in on-campus University Housing facilities and provided with direct dining, laundry and other support services. Per the CDC, an individual who has tested positive can leave isolation if it has been 10 days since their symptoms first appeared, they haven’t had a fever in at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, and their symptoms have improved.

QUARANTINE

Total on-campus resident students currently in quarantine 1

Students who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 must self-quarantine for 14 days by county health order.

QUARANTINE IN PLACE

Total on-campus resident students currently in quarantine in place 192

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” for 14 days, in consultation with San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Health.

→ Learn more about Cal Poly’s Isolation and Quarantine procedures.

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