Media Alert — Cal Poly Thanks Health Care Workers, Other Essential Employees with ‘Light It Blue to Thank You’ Effort
What: In an effort to recognize and thank all health care workers who have been providing support, guidance and care for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other essential employees, several buildings and landmarks on the Cal Poly campus will be illuminated with blue light starting tonight (Friday, May 22).
The lights also symbolize appreciation for everyone who helped prepare the county’s Alternate Care Site at the ASI Recreation Center on campus; the more than 600 community medical volunteers who are signed up and trained to run the ACS if it’s ever needed to treat COVID-19 patients; and about 50 additional county personnel who work occasionally at the ACS or perform an administrative function.
The lights also recognize the many “essential personnel” who continue to keep the university’s campus clean, safe and operational for students and staff during this pandemic challenge, as well as those serving the entire San Luis Obispo county community.
Where: The south side of the Cal Poly Recreation Center, the Performing Arts Center, and Grand Avenue entrance to campus will be lit, starting at dusk each evening, tonight through Sunday, May 31.
More information: The effort is a joint project involving Cal Poly’s Facilities Management and Development department, Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo, and Associated Students, Inc. In addition to the “Light It Blue to Thank You” effort, the Facilities team painted the Cal Poly “P” blue on May 21. It will remain blue through the light-up effort.
Photo information: Photos by Cal Poly University Photographer Joe Johnston. Higher-resolution images available upon request.
Contact: Cynthia Lambert
May 22, 2020