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The Cal Poly Coronavirus Information Page is the central source of Cal Poly-relevant information about COVID-19 and is updated regularly.

Syllabus Statement Template

As the University continues to respond to COVID-19, the following syllabus sections are designed to help provide guidance to students about their responsibilities when on campus and while interacting with instructors and classmates. These sections reflect current policy and practices. There is no requirement to include this information in a syllabus; faculty may incorporate sections as they deem appropriate.  

Updated 9/9/2022


COVID-19 Compliance, Classroom Protocols, and Campus Safety

Cal Poly is committed to protecting the health and safety of the campus community. Taking preventative steps, as well as monitoring your health and staying home if you are feeling unwell, will help protect the entire Cal Poly community.   

This class aligns with campus COVID-19 protocols. Your presence in class is your attestation that you are completing daily health screenings and attending class with a green campus pass. Please note that safety protocols may change throughout the quarter. You are expected to follow all protocols as outlined on Cal Poly’s coronavirus website.

I may conduct random or daily checks of the campus pass, so please be prepared to share your pass when asked. [optional: I also expect you to have proof of a red pass via a forwarded email or screenshot from a particular date on which you were absent from class for a COVID-19-related reason]. If you misrepresent your campus pass status, you are in violation of the student code of conduct, will be reported to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, and may be subject to failing this class.   

In particular, please email me as soon as you know you will be absent from class and/or unable to complete coursework for a known COVID-19 related issue and include a screenshot of the campus pass for the day of the absence(s).

Thank you for doing your part to ensure the health and wellbeing of our classroom community.

Face Coverings

For the most updated information on mask requirements for campus activities, please visit Cal Poly’s Face Coverings webpage.    

Anyone is welcome to wear a mask in the classroom if they so choose, and members of our classroom community may wear face coverings for any number of reasons. Please do not infer anything about vaccination or health status based on an individual's decision to mask. The people with whom you interact may have compelling but private reasons to remain masked. Please treat others the way you would want to be treated if your roles were reversed, and please remember to always carry a mask with you.

Daily Symptoms Screening

As long as the University utilizes the daily symptom screener and the campus pass as a safety measure for our community, I reserve the right to check the campus pass. Please be prepared to show your pass upon entry to each class meeting. Only students with a green pass will be allowed to attend the day’s class session. Please visit the COVID-19 Daily Self-Screening webpage for more information on the campus pass. Students who misrepresent their campus pass status are in violation of the student code of conduct, will be reported to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, and may be subject to failing this class.

COVID-19 Isolation 

Please follow the practices outlined in the Student Isolation and Quarantine Guide, which is designed to support students who have received a positive COVID-19 test, who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. As your instructor, I support these practices because they will help maintain a healthy and safe classroom environment.

As soon as you know you will be absent from class and/or unable to complete coursework for a known COVID-19 related issue, please email me right away, including a screenshot of the campus pass for the day of the absence(s). If you are unable to contact me due to an extenuating circumstance, please follow the guidance outlined on the Instructor Notification of Student Absence webpage on the Dean of Students website to ensure someone connects with me about your absence(s).

Please be aware, pursuant to the class attendance policy, isolation due to COVID-19 is an excused absence and will allow you to make up missed work, which may include virtual opportunities for major assignments and exams. In the event of this circumstance, you are encouraged to get notes from a classmate to ensure you stay current on class discussions and activities that you may miss. If you aren’t personally connected with anyone in the class, please let me know and, following your permission in writing, I will do my best to find someone willing to share their class notes while keeping your status confidential.

Finally, if you find yourself struggling with course materials while absent, please consider working virtually with a tutor at the Writing and Learning Center and/or requesting a virtual office hour meeting with me so I can help you remain engaged while in isolation. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is also available to support you in the event of an extended absence.

Please note that faculty are not required to teach a course in more than one modality. That means you likely will not be provided a virtual version of every lesson delivered in person or every course activity assigned. That said, I understand this remains a challenging time for all of us, and I will do my best to support you should you be asked to isolate in place due to COVID-19. Please stay in touch with me about COVID-19-related absences; I will keep your status confidential.

Attestation Form for Collection

*Note: Faculty may consider adapting the statement below as an attestation form that they ask students to sign.

I attest, by virtue of my presence in class, that I will follow the University's COVID safety protocols by completing daily health screenings and that I will attend class with a green campus pass. I understand that I may be asked randomly or daily to share my campus pass and will be prepared to do so. I also will be prepared to provide evidence of a red pass from a particular date on which I am absent from class for a COVID-19 related reason. Finally, I understand that if I misrepresent my campus pass status, I will be in violation of the University's student code of conduct, will be reported to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, and may be subject to failing this class. I commit to doing my part to ensure the health and wellbeing of our classroom community.  

Signature: _______________________________ Date: __________________________
 

 

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