SUNY Oneonta sending students home for fall semester after over 500 tested positive for COVID-19

The school suspended five students and one organization for throwing parties in August
Posted at 2:36 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 02:36:41-04

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.

SUNY Oneonta is asking all students who have tested negative for COVID-19 to sign up for a move-out time from Friday and Monday, September 7th.

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.