Safer Return at Cal Poly Pomona

Public Health Testing for COVID-19

Effective May 26, 2023, Cal Poly Pomona no longer offers PCR testing on campus. Antigen-based test kits are available to students, faculty, and staff at no cost. Stop by one of the following locations and ask the front desk for a free test:

If you test positive for COVID-19 

  • You should not come to campus until you have been cleared by the Safer Return Incident Investigation Team to provide next steps.
  • If you have immediate questions related to a positive test, exposure to COVID-19 or symptoms, email 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is required to test? 

Weekly public health testing is no longer required for students and employees who come to campus and/or attend in-person university activities. 

Guests and visitors do not need to provide proof of a negative test before coming to campus.

I’m feeling sick. Should I go to campus for testing? 

If you experience any of these symptoms, do not come to campus: 

  • Fever (at or over 100.4 F or 38 C) 
  • Chills 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing 
  • Sore throat 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Muscle aches or body aches 
  • Vomiting or diarrhea 

Individuals who expect to have COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms should stay away from campus and it is recommended to get tested. If symptoms are not COVID-19 related, individuals shall monitor their symptoms and consider recommended steps per LACDPH when attending campus.

If I’ve tested positive for COVID-19, when should I test again? 

It is not required to show a negative test result to end isolation, as long as your symptoms are mild and improving AND you have been fever-free for at least 24 hours. If you choose to test, it advised that you wait 90 days before taking another PCR test on campus.