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Cal Poly works to update COVID-19 dashboard to reflect new ‘fully vaccinated’ definition

More than 14,000 Cal Poly students have uploaded their COVID-19 booster vaccination records as the university works to update its COVID-19 dashboard to reflect its new definition of fully vaccinated individuals. The California State University’s COVID-19 policy, which was last revised on Jan. 19, defines “fully vaccinated” as having completed a primary vaccine series and […]

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Cal Poly’s COVID-19 saliva testing to be brought to market through local partnership

Cal Poly faculty developed saliva-based COVID-19 testing technology that students have used on campus since February 2021. Now, those saliva tests will be brought to market.  Nathaniel Martinez, associate professor of biological studies, and Andres Martinez, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, developed microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (microPADs) for low-cost and portable diagnostic applications, according to […]

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Cal Poly updates COVID-19 dashboard to show number of COVID-positive students — not just total positive tests

Cal Poly’s COVID-19 Dashboard now includes the number of students who have tested positive for COVID-19 after university officials updated it with new categeories Friday, Jan. 14. Before the update, the dashboard showed the total number of COVID-positive tests performed. Now, the dashboard also breaks down the number of individual on- and off-campus students who […]

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Omicron goes to school: students and faculty frustrated upon return to campus amid largest COVID-19 surge

Siga aquí para leer este artículo en Español. The first week of winter quarter looked different for all students at Cal Poly this time around. As some students scrambled to make it to class on time after waiting in hour-long testing lines, other students emailed their professors informing them of their inability to attend the first […]

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Ómicron va a la escuela: Cómo la variante ómicron ha afectado a Cal Poly durante la primera semana del trimestre de invierno de 2022

El artículo fue originalmente escrito en Inglés. La traducción en Español fue hecha por Mieke Esparza. La primera semana del trimestre de invierno se vió diferente para todos los estudiantes de Cal Poly este año. Mientras algunos estudiantes se apresuraban a llegar a clase a tiempo después de esperar en la fila de prueba por […]

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Armstrong says ‘21,000+ students’ got tested. Cal Poly’s COVID-19 dashboard doesn’t agree

In his latest email to the Cal Poly community, President Jeffrey Armstrong addressed concerns about in-person classes amidst a COVID-19 spike — but data he referenced contradicts data on the university’s own COVID-19 Dashboard.  Armstrong’s Jan. 13 email noted how “[t]he university tested all 21,000+ students within approximately one week of their arrival.”  Cal Poly’s […]