SUNY campus to shut for 2 weeks after spike in virus cases

Posted at 1:10 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 03:44:40-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a campus of the State University of New York will shut down for two weeks after more than 100 people in the college community tested positive for the coronavirus.

The 105 cases at SUNY Oneonta represent about 3% of the students and faculty on campus this semester.

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras said Sunday that five students have been suspended because of large parties that were held last week.

He said three rapid-result testing sites will be set up in Oneonta starting Wednesday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged students to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines and avoid large gatherings.

You can find more information on what this means for students and parents here.