At Cal Poly Pomona, we care about you and the well-being of our campus community.
Health and safety are important community concerns. CSU Chancellor Tim White’s recent message notes the communication and safeguards that campuses have put into place regarding the Ebola virus.
Cal Poly Pomona officials regularly monitor local, state, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Department of State websites and advisories; and update our emergency preparedness plans as needed. Our Student Health & Counseling Services is reviewing and updating their infectious disease protocols in accordance with the Los Angeles County Public Health Department advisories and protocols for health-related diseases.
While there has been widespread media attention, the CDC considers Ebola to pose little risk to people in the United States. No active cases of Ebola have been reported within our university community.
Individuals who recently traveled from countries experiencing an Ebola outbreak are encouraged to follow the CDC’s recommendations for self-monitoring their health. Learn more at the CDC’s website at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/advice-for-colleges-universities-and-students-about-ebola-in-west-africa.
If you have a fever and, in the last 21 days, have traveled from an Ebola‐affected country in West Africa or you have had direct contact with a person who has Ebola, call your county Public Health Department before leaving your current location.
To maintain a safe environment, there is a restriction on campus-sponsored non-essential travel to countries where the CDC has issued a travel warning. The Ebola outbreak is evolving and the list of affected areas may change. For an updated list of countries visit: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola (Additional countries may be added to the proscribed list as the CDC updates its alerts.) The same cautions apply to members of the university community traveling on personal business to areas where Ebola outbreaks are underway, and to those hosting travelers from affected regions.
Help prevent infectious diseases by practicing positive hygiene habits:
• Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or tissue
• Wash or sanitize hands frequently
• Avoid sharing drinking cups, cans, bottles, eating utensils, toothbrushes, cosmetics, smoking devices and towels
For campus resources, visit Student Health & Counseling Services web site at http://www.cpp.edu/~healthcounseling/index.shtml.
If you have questions, contact Student Health & Counseling Services at (909) 869-4000.
Sharing this information and these guidelines promotes a healthy campus community at Cal Poly Pomona.