Health Alert on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Updated February 6, 2020

Since December 2019, there has been an emerging public health concern regarding an outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus, 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The university is aware of the changing nature of the situation and is continuing to monitor any related developments. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has NOT identified a risk to the Cal Poly Pomona campus.

We ask that you follow these CDC preventive actions:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) or wear a mask when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Do this frequently, and certainly after sneezing, coughing, or before/after touching your face.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible.
  • Do not share drinks or food.
  • Avoid contact with others who are sick.
  • Avoid travel if you are sick.

The university is asking all individuals who have traveled to Wuhan, China in the past month AND have respiratory symptoms (fever, cough or difficulty breathing) to do the following:

  • Students: Contact Student Health (909-869-4000) or their healthcare provider. Call the Health Center BEFORE coming so that we can make appropriate arrangements.
  • Faculty and staff: Contact your primary care physician or health care provider. Call the provider BEFORE going to the facility.

Update on Travel Entry Restrictions

Federal and local health agencies have expanded precautionary measures to reduce the risk of transmission of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States. As of 5 p.m. on Feb. 2, travelers from China are being evaluated by local public health authorities upon arrival to the United States and may be subject to a variety of movement restrictions and monitoring requirements based on their level of risk. (See announcement from LA County Public Health.)

If you have questions about the updated travel, movement and monitoring restrictions, please contact:

For the latest update on travel advisories to China, visit the U.S. Department of State website.

More information can be found on in the FAQ page.