Ongoing Campus Testing

Student gets temperature checked on campus - Information on student and employee testing

Ongoing Testing Program

Cal Poly is now providing free COVID-19 screening to campus community members as a preventative measure to more quickly identify and isolate asymptomatic individuals. This comprehensive ongoing testing initiative is one of several initiatives in place to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

→ Student Testing Information
→ Employee Testing Information

This type of testing is for asymptomatic individuals (i.e. no symptoms) only.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please do not go to your Ongoing Testing appointment. Students should contact Campus Health and Wellbeing for further evaluation by calling 805-756-1211. Similarly, employees experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should contact their health care provider for further assistance.

If you are a student who has been directed to quarantine in place, do not schedule an appointment.


Pilot Program: Saliva Testing

Interested in participating in an innovative, faster way to test for COVID-19? Visit the Saliva Testing page for details on a new screening program developed by Cal Poly faculty in coordination with Campus Health and Wellbeing.


Health Center Testing

Cal Poly's Health Center (Bldg. 27) offers onsite testing for symptomatic students during normal business hours.

In addition, the Health Center offers asymptomatic testing (i.e. no symptoms or no exposure to someone with COVID-19) for students who do not feel comfortable providing their SSN or Driver's license information to the third-party vendor contracted for the Ongoing Testing Program (see above). 

Health Center Testing is available for enrolled Cal Poly students only. Employee testing resumes Jan. 3 2020 at the PAC.

Click here to schedule a test at the Health Center

If you need any type of disability accommodation, including (but not limited to) physical access, deaf/hard of hearing services or adapted materials, contact the Disability Resource Center between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 805-756-1395 in advance of your participation or visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Cal Poly offering ongoing testing?

Cal Poly is providing free COVID-19 testing to campus community members to more quickly identify and isolate asymptomatic individuals. The goal of testing asymptomatic people is to identify those who are infected and their close contacts for isolation and quarantine, respectively, and mitigate the spread of coronavirus. This comprehensive ongoing testing initiative is one of several prevention initiatives in place to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

How is Cal Poly staffing the ongoing testing program?

Cal Poly has hired external contractors to staff the Ongoing Testing Program and supplement Campus Health and Wellbeing testing capacity.

  • Avellino Labs (based in Menlo Park, California), will provides kits, laboratory analyses (with a 48- to 72-hour turnaround time), and a database/data dashboard accessible to Cal Poly Campus Health and Wellbeing team for student results.
  • CovidDx will provide qualified medical staff to conduct the test.

Who can I contact for additional support?

Please email or call (805) 756-1211 for additional questions.

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