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Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that California’s COVID-19 State of Emergency will end on Feb. 28, 2023 — almost three years after it was first declared in March 2020. Newsom said in a news release from the Governor’s Office that other safety measures will continue moving forward, but “California is ready to phase out” […]
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Campus Health and Wellbeing obtained 11,000 free COVID-19 test kits from the California Department of Public Health as part of a grant the university received, the university told Mustang News on Thursday. Test kits have been distributed to student centers, including the Black Academic Excellence Center, the Pride Center and the Dream Center. The Food […]
San Luis Obispo County Public Health launched a revamped COVID-19 dashboard on Sept. 27 to provide more detailed and streamlined data for the public. This is the first major change to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard since its creation in March 2020, including information from vaccination status to variant breakdowns. County Public Health spokesperson Tom Cuddy […]
Cal Poly officials have begun telling students with COVID-19 who live in on-campus dorms to isolate in place, even if they live with roommates in the same room and live on residence halls with over 20 people on the same floor, President Jeffrey Armstrong told Mustang News. Until now, the isolate-in-place policy was limited to […]
The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department announced that more than 500 San Luis Obispo County residents have died from COVID-19, according to a May 18 press release. “We certainly never wanted to see our death count get as high as it has in SLO County,” council member Michelle Shoresman wrote in an email […]
Masks will no longer be required in airports after a federal ruling made Monday, according to a press release from the county of San Luis Obispo. Despite some local mandates being lifted, up until yesterday the CDC still required masks in public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs. University spokesperson Matt Lazier said that Cal […]
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 […]
Rebecca Caraway is a journalism junior and Mustang News opinion columnist. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Mustang News. Just two months ago, we were all worried about the Omicron variant. Everyone was waiting in line for tests and ordering KN95 masks. Apparently, that’s all over now. On Feb. 24, President Jeffrey Armstrong […]
Groups of students walked across Dexter Lawn between classes and asked one another which color they should grab. After choosing, students popped open colorful plastic eggs to reveal a Hershey’s Kiss chocolate and a QR code. The 200 eggs to choose from and a sign that called for students to “grab an egg” were a […]