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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo isolating Covid-positive student off-campus amid shortage of on-campus quarantine beds

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, started housing on-campus students who test positive for the coronavirus at off-campus hotels because campus isolation beds filled up the first week of classes, according to a university official.

The university has 62 on-campus isolation beds, but 332 students tested positive for the virus between Sunday, Jan. 2 and Jan. 5, according to The Mustang News, the student newspaper.

The university has 194 isolation beds, of which 132 are located in off-campus hotels.

As of Friday morning, the university reported 397 on-campus students had tested positive for Covid-19 in the last seven days. Of which, 46 were reported yesterday.