After receiving approval from the CSU Chancellor’s Office, Cal Poly announced its plans for Fall quarter on Aug. 12 in a campus-wide email. The university planned to hold about 13 percent of the quarter’s 4,300 sections in-person, and professors have modified their courses to uphold safety guidelines while preserving hands-on learning.
Although Cal Poly is on the quarter system, both Winter and Spring quarters will maintain minimal in-person learning, according to University Spokesperson Matt Lazier.
The purpose of doing baseline testing is to find out how many people have COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, and prevent them from spreading the virus, Medical Director of Dignity Health California Central Coast Laboratory Services Kevin Ferguson said in a town hall on Thursday.
The approved plan includes safety measures for courses, on-campus housing and on-campus conduct during Fall quarter. It is anticipated that the plan will also extend into Winter quarter as well, according to the email from President Jeffrey Armstrong.
San Luis Obispo County has been on the state monitoring list since July 17, but President Armstrong said he is “cautiously optimistic” that Cal Poly will be allowed to offer some in-person classes in the fall, according to a campus-wide…
The California State University’s (CSU) majority-online course schedule may last through the entire school year, CSU Chancellor Timothy White said at a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee meeting July 7.