Campus Updates

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Mar 10 2020 - 4:05pm

Cal Poly Humboldt has suspended all international travel and non-essential domestic travel for the remainder of the Spring semester, consistent with new CSU guidelines intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

This decision is effective immediately and continues through May 31, 2020. It applies to all areas of the University including auxiliary organizations.

Mar 10 2020 - 11:58am


Dear Students and Colleagues,

I write to update you about campus planning related to COVID-19 and to reassure you that Cal Poly Humboldt is taking appropriate steps on behalf of our campus community.

As of today, there has not been community transmission of COVID-19 in Humboldt County. We have had no cases on campus.

Humboldt COVID-19 website

Mar 10 2020 - 12:00am

NOTE: The following was sent by the CSU on March 10. 

​​With the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to spread as more cases are identified throughout California, the California State University Office of the Chancellor has provided additional guidance to its 23 campuses. To date, there have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus on any CSU campuses.

​Guidance on Alteration of Operations or Campus Closures

Mar 6 2020 - 12:48pm

Dear Faculty Colleagues: The university continues to monitor the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on our campus. We are not currently aware of any COVID-19 cases on campus, but realize the global situation is changing rapidly. Therefore, we are asking faculty to work with their chairs in making contingency plans in the event of a partial or full campus closure.

Mar 4 2020 - 3:20pm

As Humboldt last communicated on February 26, the University is taking several measures to help protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our campus community as the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads globally. Humboldt has:

Feb 26 2020 - 12:08pm

We understand members of the campus community have questions and concerns about COVID-19. Because the situation is rapidly evolving and there are still many  unknowns, we have activated the Cal Poly Humboldt Emergency Operations Center (EOC). 

The EOC is a group of designated and trained staff who plan, prepare, and respond to unexpected events that may affect daily operations of the campus. Activating the EOC provides the University a centralized command structure and, as close partners with state and local agencies, ensures information is current and accurate. 

Feb 24 2020 - 4:49pm

Dear Campus Community,

Last week, health officials confirmed that a Humboldt County resident contracted the respiratory illness known as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which originated in Wuhan, China.

The individual is doing well and self-isolating at home and officials have been reaching out to those who may have been in contact with the person. Health officials say the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains low for the community.

Jan 31 2020 - 7:06pm

NOTE: The following is information sent from the California State University Chancellor’s Office. There have been no reported coronavirus cases at Cal Poly Humboldt, and there are no Humboldt students, faculty, or staff studying or working in China. There are also no planned study abroad or recruitment trips to China.

Please be aware that the State Department has raised the threat level for travel to China to level 4. Effective immediately, travel to the entire country of China is not authorized.

Jan 28 2020 - 4:43pm

As of January 26, there have been five confirmed cases of novel corona virus infection in the United States, including 2 confirmed cases in Southern California involving recent travelers to Wuhan City, China. Given this news, you are encouraged to read this message in total.

Cal Poly Humboldt’s primary commitment is to the safety, health, and wellbeing of all campus community members and campus visitors. We encourage all members to actively engage in healthy habits to help prevent contracting and spreading illnesses.