As coronavirus cases surge, Cal Poly students head home

November 21, 2020

With more than 1,000 Cal Poly students quarantined because of the coronavirus, the majority of the 4,500 students living on campus are required to move out by 5 p.m. on Saturday. There are currently only 58 students who plan to live on campus during the winter break, according to Cal Poly officials.

Since July 8, 237 students residing on campus and 441 students living off campus tested positive for the virus through Campus Health and Wellbeing.

Shortly after multiple students gathered at Halloween parties, cases in San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly surged, throwing the county back into the more restrictive purple tier.

During the past three days, SLO County reported 357 new coronavirus cases. San Luis Obispo leads with 163 new cases, followed by Paso Robles with 72 and Cal Poly students living on-campus with 32.

Of the 5,607 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 4,834 individuals have recovered, and 35 have died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are 10 people in the hospital — two in the intensive care unit, and 728 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

Paso Robles — 1,340
San Luis Obispo — 1,314
Atascadero — 504
Nipomo — 405
CMC inmates — 295
Arroyo Grande — 289
Cal Poly residents — 247
San Miguel — 196
Grover Beach — 191
Templeton — 177
Oceano — 153
Morro Bay — 89
Los Osos — 83
Pismo Beach — 79
Shandon — 61
Santa Margarita — 41
Cambria — 38
Creston — 30
Ash-patients — 23
Cayucos — 20
Avila Beach — 12
San Simeon — 7
Other county cases where location has no yet been determined — 13

As of Friday evening, there have been 1,094,083positive cases, and 18,645 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 12,274,726 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 260,283 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 57,955,003 cases with 1,378,508 dead.

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The students should of never been allowed to attend school on campus and they should have been encouraged to stay in their home towns…they don’t always observe social distancing especially when they are protesting….and now because of greed they have returned to campuses all over the state and it is going to result in another massive shut down and this time businesses will not be able to survive….I hope the state university system is happy….they are now one step closer to the end of capitalism….never allow a crisis to go to waste…..

Defund Cal Poly

Maybe while the students are back at home they can learn a little about showing respect. Perhaps mom will talk to jr. about how to behave in someone else’s community. Farewell kooks.

Don’t let the door hit you in the butt on your way out!

They don’t care about infecting us, they don’t care about infecting grandma. That argument falls on deaf ears. If somehow it was impressed upon them that THEY are the reason the bars are closed, and THEY are the reason they can’t eat at indoor restaurants, maybe THEY would “get it”.

But this would require putting two thoughts together and arriving at a logical conclusion.

The minority of CP students on campus may be leaving campus, but we’re still stuck with the majority who live off campus. Since they’re paying rent, they’ll stick around to infect the rest of us.