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Cal Poly students, parents prepare for campus move-in during pandemic

Posted at 11:23 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 14:05:05-04

Some Cal Poly students are set to move onto campus Sept. 4, despite the majority of the classes being held online during the ongoing pandemic.

Before moving in, students need to complete the COVID-19 test verification process.

Cal Poly's Health Center is offering free COVID-19 testing and is available for those during move-in.

Students began to move in on Sept. 3, but this year the University said there will be far fewer students housed on campus than in years past.

Cal Poly announcedits decision to have a hybrid class offering in August, with 13% of courses allowed in-person.

One Cal Poly parent said she is prepared to move her daughter off campus in the event there is a COVID-19 outbreak on campus.

“If I get the phone call that she has to be out in 24 hours or seven days that would be fine that’s plenty of time," Marla Kapp, a San Diego resident said.

Kapp and her daughter also expressed her concern for the lack of socialization, with events such as Sorority recruitment, as well as with much of their interactions being online.

Cal Poly said students living off-campus will receive a unique test verification process next week.

As of Sept. 3, the University is aware of 63 students, faculty and staff members with confirmed COVID-19 tests.