More than 200 isolation beds available at Cal Poly

73 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since Jan. 3
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Posted at 12:29 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 19:40:18-05

UPDATE: Cal Poly says a data error showed in incorrect increase in cases. For the latest update, click here.

ORIGINAL STORY: A week into Cal Poly’s winter quarter, the university has confirmed 73 COVID-19 cases among students.

The latest data Tuesday morning shows 11,450 student COVID-19 tests have been administered since Jan. 3 by Campus Health and Wellbeing.

There are currently 12 students in isolation with 209 isolation beds available, two students in quarantine and 77 students under a quarantine in place.

Cal Poly places students in University Housing facilities under a quarantine in place for 14 days as a precaution due to possible exposure.

The university is enacting mandatory COVID-19 testing this quarter.

Testing is required for students if they:

  • Live in university housing
  • Are enrolled in face-to-face courses
  • Work on campus
  • Participate in research on campus
  • Use any on-campus service (except the Health Center)
  • Live in the same household or congregate living facility (including a house, apartment, dormitory or fraternity/sorority house) with a Cal Poly student who meets any of the aforementioned criteria.

Students who live off-campus, including those who live in the city of San Luis Obispo, and not with other Cal Poly students at the same address are not required to comply with the university's ongoing requirement.

Exemptions to the testing protocol are available if the student's classes are all virtual and:

  • they have a documented condition that makes participating in testing not possible or contrary to medical recommendations. Documentation regarding the condition must be on file with the Disability Resource Center.
  • they have tested positive for the coronavirus within the past 90 days, as certified by Campus Health & Wellbeing.