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Cal Poly community petitions for safety protocols after week one COVID blunders

One week into winter quarter, Cal Poly community members are petitioning for safer COVID-19 policies after what they say is university administration’s mishandling of its worst coronavirus surge yet.  The petition garnered more than 2,960 signatures in just a few days, including university employees, students, parents, alumni and community members. It cites a main issue […]

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Building relationships: How the Cal Poly men’s basketball program was able to recruit through the pandemic

Freshmen basketball players Daniel Esparza and Matur Dhal couldn’t take an official visit to Cal Poly before committing to the basketball program due to the pandemic. “We would do campus visits via Zoom and take the phone around and show them how beautiful Cal Poly is,” head coach John Smith said. Despite not having a […]

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San Luis Obispo County reports more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past week

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department reported more than 2,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last week, officials announced Tuesday. This is the highest weekly total since January 2021.  “We expected a surge across the county, the state and the nation after the holidays,” County Public Health spokesperson Michelle Shoresman, who […]

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Wrestling has duel meet against Northern Colorado postponed due to COVID-19

Cal Poly wrestling has postponed their dual meet against Northern Colorado that was scheduled for Friday, Jan. 7. This postponement comes after the cancellation of Alumni Weekend and their annual Crab Feed Benefit as well.   The meet, which was supposed to take place at Mott Athletics Center, has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 protocols within […]

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Men’s basketball’s matchup with UCSB on Thursday canceled due to COVID-19

Cal Poly men’s basketball’s Thursday, Jan. 6 matchup against Blue-Green rival UCSB has been canceled due to COVID-19 within the Mustang program. This is the fourth straight game Cal Poly has not played because of health and safety protocols. Following the Big West Conference guidelines, the game will not be rescheduled and it will count […]

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Record-high number of Cal Poly students test positive for COVID-19

Three days into the new year, more students have tested positive for the coronavirus through Cal Poly’s COVID-19 testing program than ever before, according to the university’s COVID-19 Dashboard. On Sunday, Jan. 2, Cal Poly reported a record-high of 81 positive tests out of 1,939 total tests performed. Cal Poly students made up about 39% […]

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Update: Cal Poly requires COVID-19 booster shot, testing during first week back on campus

Students accessing campus are required to test for COVID-19 during the first week of winter quarter regardless of vaccination status, Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong announced in a campus-wide email Wednesday afternoon. Pre-arrival tests will not be accepted, Armstrong said. The testing schedule is as follows: Unvaccinated students January 2-3: Unvaccinated students (those with medical […]