SUNY Brockport suspends wrestling program, launches investigation into possible COVID-19 violations

Posted at 2:19 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 14:19:24-04

BROCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — The State University of New York at Brockport has suspended its wrestling program, and is launching a full investigation into potential COVID-19 violations by members of the team.

According to a statement from SUNY Chancellor Dr. Jim Malatras, action to suspend the program was, "necessary and prudent."

SUNY Brockport President Heidi Macpherson and I spoke about her decision to suspend the wrestling program and launch a full-scale investigation into potential COVID-19 safety violations on the part of its members. This action is necessary and prudent. Recently, several campuses have had to suspend athletics as a result of noncompliance of health and safety protocols. If this continues we may have to take additional SUNY-wide actions to contain the virus. We have seen how quickly this virus can spread on a college campus – and how misbehavior by a select few can impact the vast majority of students who understand what is at stake. SUNY Brockport has the support of my office as they continue their investigation.
Dr. Jim Malatras

As of Saturday afternoon, only one fully remote student has tested positive for COVID-19.

You can track COVID-19 cases at SUNY Brockport here.