Safety and Emergency Information

Reported CPP COVID-19 Cases

Below are the total number of COVID-19 cases among Cal Poly Pomona students and employees (faculty and staff) reported and confirmed positive by a laboratory since March 2020.

Classification  On Campus Off Campus
Student 6 52
Employee 16 2
Total 22 54

Webpage updated on 11/24/20

Definitions

When a student, faculty or staff member reports a positive lab test for COVID-19 to Cal Poly Pomona, and the individual has been on campus during the contagious period.

When a student, faculty or staff member reports a positive lab test for COVID-19 to Cal Poly Pomona, but the individual has NOT been on campus during the contagious period. This reporting includes members of the campus community learning and working remotely, and it also follows Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s definition for “Institutes of Higher Education” settings*.

*Source: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health “Protocols of Institutes of Higher Education,” COVID-19 Outbreak Criteria for Institutes of Higher Education, page 13.

Response

When a student, faculty, or staff member notifies the university that they have tested positive, they will be directed to isolate themselves, following guidelines of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. If they report that they were on campus during the time that they may have been contagious, we will work closely with local public health experts and the individual to determine the locations they may have visited, as well as identify individuals who may have had a close contact exposure. Depending on the circumstances of the case, the university will provide direct communication and guidance to students and/or employees who may have had close contact exposure with the individual who tested positive.

Notifications

When new COVID-19 cases are reported and confirmed, updates will be made to this web page, and email notifications and other communications will be targeted to only those individuals and groups that may be affected. Since most employees and students are working and learning remotely, mass notifications regarding new cases will not necessarily be emailed to the entire campus community when it does not apply to the overwhelming majority of people.

Frequently Asked Questions

The LA County public health department defines close contact as:

  • A household member, intimate contact or caregiver of a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case.
  • Being within approximately 6 feet of a person confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time (more than 15 minutes).
  • Having direct contact with body fluids and/or secretions of a person confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 (being sneezed or coughed on, sharing utensils or providing care without protective equipment).

If you have had close contact with an infected person, you need to stay in quarantine for 14 days from when you last had contact. It is also recommended that you get tested. Follow guidelines listed on Home Isolation for People with COVID-19.

If you are a Student

If you have fever and a cough or trouble breathing OR had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, seek medical care right away. 

Students should contact Student Health (909-869-4000) or your healthcare provider. Call the campus Health Center BEFORE coming so that we can make appropriate arrangements to minimize the potential exposure to others.

If you have in-person instruction or on-campus work, you should not attend in person. If you live on campus, you should contact your resident advisor.

If you are Faculty/Staff

If you have fever and a cough or trouble breathing OR had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, seek medical care right away. 

Faculty and staff should contact their primary care physician or health care provider. Call the provider BEFORE going to the facility.

You should also notify your manager. Do NOT attend any in person activities on campus. 

If you have a question or concern that has not been addressed on the FAQ pages, please email healthalert@cpp.edu or call 909-869-2500.