Nearly 1,000 Cal Poly students quarantined because of Covid-19

November 12, 2020

By CCN STAFF

There are nearly 1,000 Cal Poly students in isolation or under quarantine because of an outbreak of coronavirus cases. An outbreak that is likely to force San Luis Obispo County into a more restrictive tier.

There are currently 95 students in isolation with the virus. Of those, about two dozen are isolating at the Lamplighter Inn and Suites on Monterey Street, with the university picking up the tab.

Another 880 students in campus housing are under quarantine. Multiple students are planning to leave the area in the next few weeks, through winter break.

Since July 8, 149 students residing on campus and 309 living off campus have tested positive for the virus.

During the past three days, SLO County reported 178 new coronavirus cases. SLO leads with 67 new cases, followed by Cal Poly with 38 and Paso Robles with 32.

Of the 4,972 confirmed coronavirus cases in SLO County, 4,357 individuals have recovered, and 33 have died. Of those still suffering from the virus, there are five people in the hospital — two in the intensive care unit, and 573 recuperating at home.

Cases by city:

Paso Robles — 1,216
San Luis Obispo — 1,096
Atascadero — 452
Nipomo — 381
CMC inmates — 294
Arroyo Grande — 256
San Miguel — 188
Grover Beach — 177
Templeton — 160
Oceano — 147
Cal Poly residents — 149
Morro Bay — 77
Pismo Beach — 70
Los Osos — 66
Shandon — 58
Santa Margarita — 39
Cambria — 36
Creston — 28
Ash-patients — 22
Cayucos — 19
Avila Beach — 11
San Simeon — 6
Other county cases — 25

As of Thursday evening, there have been 1,007,056 positive cases, and 18,142 deaths in California.

Currently, more than 10,873,936 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 248,585 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 53,085,762 cases with 1,299,267 dead.

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mullyman

Thee shall not worry as soon as Biden gets in he said he was going to get rid of virus. Hang on for just a couple more months because Politicians always tell the truth and keep their word.


kevin rise

Oh, I thought it was going away by Easter said Trump. 200k and going strong.


GBCollegeStudent

I’ve said it before I’ll say it again….. dumb idea to bring them all back to campus.


kayaknut

But Mayor Harmon needed them back so she could win re-election, now she doesn’t need then until next election


Cmonnow

While I don’t wish anyone to catch the covid 19 and hope everyone fully recovers…I’m not good with having my life restricted more because irresponsible people who live 30 miles away are too selfish or too cool or whatever to take some simple simple precautions. But the inmates run the asylum down there. Now that we’ve all become aware of how bad they’ve had it….


Cucumber

North County is just as much responsible for the increase in cases and pending lockdown. Paso adding 30 cases, and still has the highest total numbers.


OhHenry

Paso is not responsible for over 1000 students “Quarantine in place” That happened because students will/are being students. Being irresponsible. I have witnessed parties at the beginning of school at slo apartment complexes. I’m sure the same thing on campus as well. Nothing new.

We will most certainly go back up a tier if we don’t close personal attendance at the school and SEND the students HOME. Closing down our businesses again will certainly be the death of many more small businesses who will never recover and come back.


Cucumber

Paso is not responsible for over 1000 students, i agree. But Paso’s high case count is a driving factor in why we are still in the “Substantial” Tier. If their numbers weren’t so high, we probably would have been in the next tier by now.


Boldguy

The Covid business was something that I just read about until one of my employee’s tested positive. Now I’ve had to quarantine myself and employee’s that worked in close proximity to the positive tester:(

Testing, you need to wait 4 to 6 days to get a accurate test and then wait 48 to 72 hours for the result!

I guess I could of just ignored the whole thing, like the Poly students are doing, but that would be just wrong, what if I was asymptomatic and was inadvertently spreading it to others and one of them died, how could I live with myself.

These are trying times!!!


Answer4U

This is a terrible virus! It’s most transmissible while those infected are pre-symptomatic. I had COVID-19: mild fever and fatigue for three days. Thankfully I constantly isolate while off work. Contact tracing and follow up confirmed I did not likely transmit this to anyone else. I’ve had two acquaintances and one relative die from SARS-CoV-2; they were all middle-aged and had no underlying conditions. This virus is no joke!


Boldguy

Great news, my employees and I all got tested yesterday and received the results today!!!

All negative, that’s a load off my shoulders:)

So glad and thankful that the healthcare providers got the results to us so fast:)


heybobareebob

Same for my wife and I. Tested yesterday and got results today. Negative. Good job by public health. Stay safe. Mask up.


slo-to-load

Speaking of scandals at Cal Poly, CCN should report on University Housing mismanaging funds and basically stealing nearly $8 million from student’s University Union fund without board approval. https://mustangnews.net/university-housing-takes-out-loan-from-the-uu-which-is-funded-by-student-fees/


LameCommenter

Good grief, slo-to-load, you aren’t kidding with the Cal Poly housing loan scandal link. An interesting read on an insider eight mil deal without even ASKING the board first?


Between all this and a pack of jackals pouncing on an honest-if-clumsy Cuesta Board member, mix in a little Adam Hill and pot shop history, Morro Bay sewer plant mis-location craziness and some CSD dirt, supervisors diddling the help, one could get scandal FATIGUE just from trying to remain aware of SloCo hijinks.


I call on Karen and Julie to co-edit a searchable “scandal index” so we can keep this all straight.


“Tell me where is sanity?” – Alvin Lee, bandleader, Ten Years After


RalphKane

Viral behavior, viral consequences


copperhead

They get hotel rooms? That is ridiculous. Is the university (taxpayer) paying for their Uber eats and door dash as well?