Safer Return at Cal Poly Pomona

Safety Protocols and Facilities

We are guided by our commitment to protect the health and well-being of our campus community. The campus is aware of the changing nature of the situation and is following the recommendations from public health agencies, including the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

We are implementing numerous safety protocols. For example, cleaning and disinfecting is even more of a priority. Facilities staff are provided personal protective equipment (PPE), which is required when interacting with others. Extra hand-sanitizing stations are being set up throughout campus. And we will offer virtual programming and information on how to maintain a safe and clean environment. 

(Page updated 3/15/2021)

Site Assessments by EH&S

Over the summer as we planned for a limited return to campus, the Environmental Health & Safety department worked with faculty, staff and departments to conduct on-campus site assessments to ensure that our indoor and outdoor spaces are aligned with health and safety guidelines. The Risk Management team is continuing site assessments to support safe on-campus learning, working and living, especially as we prepare for spring 2021.

In addition, the team is conducting unscheduled site assessments to review safety protocols, identify areas of improvement, and provide additional resources where it’s needed.

Questions about the site assessments can be directed to EH&S.

Hydration Stations

Hydration Stations Map

All campus drinking fountains are closed, but water container filling stations across the university remain open. The drinking water on campus meets or exceeds the standards set by the federal government (See Tap Water Monitoring Results).

View Containing Filling Stations Map


COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection


The following cleaning and disinfection matrix coincide with the guidance provided by Los Angeles County Public Health on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas occupied by those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19. It aims at limiting the survival of the virus in key environments.

View Cleaning & Disinfection Matrix

Technology Rooms

It is important to clean and disinfect work areas between use. Each room is provided with hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and PPE. Please follow these guidelines for appropriate cleaning/disinfecting of the space prior to departing the room.

View Cleaning & Disinfection Matrix