The CDC updated the guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals on May 16, stating that they are allowed to resume activities they did prior to the pandemic without wearing masks or staying six feet apart, except where it’s required by law. To some, this is far overdue, others think the decision is premature. In interviews with […]
SLO County moves to least restrictive COVID-19 tier tomorrow
San Luis Obispo County will enter the least restrictive Yellow Tier in California’s COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy starting tomorrow, June 9, at 8 a.m. According to a June 8 County Public Health press release, this means that restaurants and movie theaters can open at 50% indoor capacity and their 200-person maximum is removed. […]
Cal Poly mask mandate still in place despite new CDC guidelines
Cal Poly students are currently still expected to wear masks on campus despite less restrictive CDC guidelines on indoor and outdoor gatherings for fully vaccinated people. According to updated CDC guidelines from April 27, fully vaccinated people can gather indoors unmasked with other fully vaccinated people and be unmasked outdoors except in crowds. A person […]
Police enforce city tent camping ban despite CDC homelessness guidelines
A recent increase of houseless residents living in public squares like Mitchell Park spurred San Luis Obispo city government to ban camping-style tents on park grounds. According to Greg Avakian, Director of Parks and Recreation for the city of San Luis Obispo, resident complaints and concerns for maintenance and safety have resulted in a stronger […]
Study finds most Campus Dining food unhealthy
A research team of Cal Poly nutrition students found that healthy options are limited in Campus Dining.
National HIV Testing Day encourages increased awareness
Local health recognize 17th annual National HIV Testing Day on June 27th, 2011 and encourage students to take advantage of free HIV/AIDS testing.
BLOG: Travel season could mean spike in illnesses
With the travel season upon us, millions of people will be traveling to spend time with friends and family. During high travel times, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, modes of transportation, such as buses and airplanes, will be crawling not only with people hustling to get to their loved ones, but with millions of bacteria […]
H1N1 vaccine coming to Cal Poly
Ever since the first H1N1 cases in San Luis Obispo County were confirmed April 30, 2009 the question on everyone’s mind is where are the vaccines.
BLOG: Swine flu. Are we justified in our fear or overreacting?
We’ve reported on how the Cal Poly health center is preparing for the swine flu and coverage about it has been dominating the news. What I really want to know is: Are you freaking out?
Swine Flu hits San Diego, no reported cases San Luis Obispo
“It’s like declaring one for a hurricane,” she said at a news conference in Washington. “It means we can release funds and take other measures. The hurricane may not actually hit.”