ONEONTA, N.Y. (WKBW) — SUNY Oneonta is sending students home for the fall semester after over 500 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since August 25th.
Cases have skyrocketed to 507 students testing positive for COVID-19 as of Friday morning, since the school suspended at least five students and one organization for hosting parties in the City of Oneonta.
The school began a two-week pause on August 30th after more than 100 students tested positive for COVID-19.
In addition to the 507 students who have tested positive for COVID-19, 117 of them are in isolation on campus, and 46 students are quarantined on campus.
Those students in quarantine are suspected of having COVID-19.
The school says it has tested nearly 3,000 students and employees for COVID-19.