Employee Testing

Employee Testing

Cal Poly has established a new ongoing testing program for our campus community to rapidly identify and isolate asymptomatic COVID-19 individuals who may unknowingly spread the illness to others. We are currently working with a third-party vendor to increase our testing capacity and offer free, convenient testing services to students and employees.

Please note: Testing is for asymptomatic individuals (i.e. no symptoms) only. If you feel ill or had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 do not participate in campus testing. Contact your healthcare provider immediately for further evaluation.

Anyone who has contracted COVID-19 within the last 90 days should not participate in this ongoing testing.

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Testing is required for full-time Campus Dining employees.

In addition, testing is strongly recommended for all Cal Poly faculty with face-to-face classes, and faculty and staff physically working on campus.

Testing will also be offered to full-time ASI staff.


 

 

Please complete the following actions to participate:

  • Step 1: Register with Avellino Labs.
    • IMPORTANT: Use your local mailing address and calpoly.edu email during registration.
    • Please click the box indicating that you want to receive your results.
    • When prompted to pick a testing location – LEAVE THIS BLANK
    • Campus Dining employees, please refer to emailed instructions for registration.
  • Step 2: Schedule your testing appointment via the links below. Appointments take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Walk-ins will not be allowed.
  • Campus Dining employees, please see below for links to schedule your testing appointment.
 

Testing Site Information

Who: Cal Poly faculty with face-to-face classes, faculty and staff physically working on campus and full-time ASI staff. Employees working virtually are also welcome to participate.

**JUST ADDED** - Additional testing available for students and employees, Saturday, Nov. 21 through Tuesday, Nov. 24

Date/Time/Location:

  • Monday-Friday, Oct. 19-23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Performing Arts Center Lobby Schedule Here
  • Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 26-28, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Performing Arts Center Lobby Schedule Here
  • Monday-Friday, Nov. 16-20, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Performing Arts Center Lobby Schedule Here

* Hours have been extended on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19-20, from 2-4 p.m. for walk-up testing, no appointment needed. Make sure you've first registered with Avellino Labs.

Bring: A form of identification and a pen.

Cost: Free for all employees.  

Entrance requirement: Wear your face covering, maintain physical distance of 6 feet from others, and adhere to all public health guidelines throughout your appointment.



Who: Campus Dining Employees

Location: Performing Arts Center Main Lobby (Bldg. 6).

Date/Time: Monday-Wednesday Oct. 26-28, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.


Schedule here for Oct. 26-28.

Bring: A form of identification and a pen.

Cost: Free for all employees.  

Entrance requirement: Wear your face covering, maintain physical distance of 6 feet from others, and adhere to all public health guidelines throughout your appointment.

FAQS

What is this ongoing testing program?

Ongoing testing is as a preventative measure that allows Cal Poly’s medical health experts to test, rapidly identify and isolate asymptomatic individuals in our community who may unknowingly spread COVID-19 to others. Cal Poly has hired a third-party vendor, Menlo Park-based Avellino Labs, to provide test kits. The university has also contracted with Santa Maria-based Walker Medical Wellness to provide qualified medical staff to conduct the tests on campus.

Will I be charged for testing? 

Testing is free, but you will be asked to enter health insurance information when scheduling your appointment. Register using the name that appears on your insurance card. You will not be charged if you don’t have health insurance, but you will be asked to provide personal information, including a driver’s license or social security number.  

How do I get my result?

Avellino Labs will process the results within two to three days. You must click the “patient results” checkbox during registration with Avellino Labs to receive your results by email or text

Only our contracted vendor, Walker Medical Wellness, will have access to employee test results. Cal Poly will only be able to request results in aggregate form.

What happens if I test positive?

Employees will be contacted by Dr. Bruce Walker of Walker Medical Wellness and county public health if they have a positive COVID-19 test. County public health will begin contact tracing with the employee. Visit the county’s contact tracing webpage for more information.

Your local county public health department will be notified by Avellino Labs through the state-required reporting system. If someone has tested positive for COVID-19, they will be given an order enforceable by law to isolate for at least 10 days by county health officials. Cal Poly is working closely with public health to support those impacted by COVID-19.

Can I get tested at a different location?

If you feel more comfortable testing off-campus for any reason, you may schedule a free test at one of the County Public Health Department’s community testing sites (Note: Appointments are limited at the community testing sites.) If you schedule an appointment but can’t make it, please cancel in advance to make that time slot available for others.

Do the student-employees working in my department need to get tested?

Currently enrolled students that come to campus to work and/or use campus services are required to participate in the ongoing testing program. Students will receive an email from the university about how to register and schedule an appointment. 

 

 

 

 

 

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