The College received no new reports of students, faculty or staff with confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 5 p.m. yesterday, Sept. 14.
A total of 13 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the fall 2020 semester. Two are currently classified as active cases (defined as confirmed positive tests among individuals who have been on campus and may have exposed others). Eight students are in quarantine on campus, and two more are in isolation on campus.
Our community can stay up-to-date on this information via our COVID-19 dashboard, which includes tallies of current active cases, total cases last week and total recoveries. The dashboard was recently updated to include new data on on-campus student testing and positivity rates for those on-campus tests, as well as information about students quarantining and isolating on campus.
This dashboard does not include counts of positive cases among students taking online courses from home, or employees who are telecommuting and not coming to campus, as any such cases should not pose an on-campus health risk.
The College has not received reports of any employees testing positive since the semester began.
As previously announced, the College will continue reporting new positive cases of COVID-19 to community members through the Daily Digest e-newsletter. Each issue of the Digest will include a “Coronavirus Update” announcing new, confirmed positive cases among students or employees, if any.
We remind members of our community that the CDC has advised that there is “No Identifiable Risk” to an individual who walks by or briefly shares a room with a COVID-19-positive individual. That guidance can be found in Table 1 of the CDC’s interim guidance for risk assessment related to perceived levels of exposure.
Campus leadership is continuing to monitor developments related to COVID-19 with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local and state health departments, as well as SUNY System Administration and the Governor’s Office.