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 […]
When Cal Poly reopens this month for another school year amidst a pandemic, the campus will be operating near normal, administrators have said for months. University housing will be at maximum capacity — with about 8,000 students living on campus — and 87% of all classes will be held in-person, Cal Poly Spokesperson Matt Lazier wrote […]
Students and employees fully vaccinated will no longer have to participate in Cal Poly’s ongoing testing program starting May 6, according to a campus-wide email. Cal Poly’s ongoing testing program required that all students who accessed campus for school or work, as well as their roommates, to be tested twice a week for COVID-19. Cal […]
In a campus-wide email, the Executive Vice President and Vice President of Student Affairs announced that the presidential order will remain in effect throughout the end of the academic school year. The presidential order has been enacted to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the campus community through a mandatory testing requirement.
“I feel like they’re taking extra precaution, more precaution than they need to sometimes,” journalism junior Nidia Ramos said. “I appreciate the extra testing, but I do believe it’s excessive.”
Cal Poly has reported 1,015 positive COVID-19 cases as of Monday, Jan. 11., and many students that live on campus have already experienced quarantine or isolation.
Since March 2020, the Cal Poly Health Center has tested 978 students with COVID-19 symptoms, and 86 of these students tested positive. This accounts for an 8.8 percent positive test rate, according to a campus-wide email from the Office of the President.
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.
One in five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, Mental Health America said. To spread awareness about mental illness, the United States has observed Mental Health Awareness Month every May since 1949. Under the stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 impacts, many who suffer from mental illness may be under even more stress. In a […]
All county residents can register for an appointment to be tested for COVID-19 in Paso Robles, whether or not they have symptoms, County Public Health Officer Penny Borenstein said. The Paso Robles testing site has the capacity to test 132 people a day. The site has not been filling all of their appointment slots, so […]
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