All Cal Poly students living on or visiting campus required to take COVID-19 test

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 01:39:22-04

Cal Poly has revised its COVID-19 testing requirements for its students.

The university is requiring all students who live and participate in on-campus activities to provide a negative COVID-19 test.

Students must provide proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours before arriving on campus.

This applies to:

  • Students living on campus at any point during the academic year.
  • Students living off-campus who plan to be on campus for any reason, such as a lab or to receive services. A negative test result must be presented before participating in any on-campus activity.

Cal Poly officials say students who are not able to obtain a test in the required time frame will still be able to move in as scheduled and the university will coordinate testing with the campus health department.

The university is also encouraging students who live off-campus but who are not planning to visit the campus for any reason to get tested before returning to San Luis Obispo from out of the area.

Parents who are helping students move into the dorms are not required to take a test.

Cal Poly officials say they will share more information with students about how to submit their test results soon.

New students are scheduled to start moving into the dorms on Thursday, September 3. The first day of Fall Quarter classes is Monday, September 14.

More information on the university's COVID-19 testing guidelines are available on the Cal Poly website.