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San Luis Obispo County Public Health opens COVID-19 ‘Test to Treat’ sites 

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department has opened seven COVID-19 rapid testing and prescription treatment sites to accelerate coronavirus patient care.  If a person tests positive for COVID-19 at a “Test to Treat” site, they may receive a medical consultation and a prescription for Paxlovid, an antiviral pill to the virus, according to […]

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Masks no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals in Rec Center, PAC, other facilities

Cal Poly students who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear a mask in specific facilities including the Recreation Center and Performing Arts Center. The university will not check the vaccination status of students to determine whether they should be wearing a mask or not.  “For students, it will be self-attestation — […]

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San Luis Obispo indoor mask mandate to be lifted Feb. 16

San Luis Obispo County Public Health announced Wednesday that the county order requiring masks in indoor public places will be lifted Feb. 16. The mandate began Sept. 1. “Throughout the pandemic, we have sought to balance public health measures with pre-pandemic normalcy – this change reflects another such moment,” County Public Health Officer Dr. Penny […]

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Proof of negative COVID-19 test not required to return to campus after Thanksgiving break

Cal Poly students will not be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to return to campus after Thanksgiving break, according to an email from President Jeffrey Armstrong on Tuesday.  The university’s seven-day positivity rate has remained below 1% since September, lower than San Luis Obispo County’s positivity rate of about 3.5% and […]

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San Luis Obispo County reports more COVID-19 deaths and cases, launches vaccine incentive program

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health reported two COVID-19 related deaths and 386 new COVID-19 cases over the past week. Eight residents were hospitalized due to the virus, including three in intensive care. Additionally, 18 cases of the highly-contagious Delta variant were identified in the county this past week. “The Delta variant is here […]



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