The College has learned that two additional students who have had a recent presence on campus have tested positive for COVID-19.
Both students live off campus and are in isolation off campus.
These two students have had close contact with four additional SUNY New Paltz students who are also presumed or confirmed positive for COVID-19. The other four students do not have classes on campus and have not been on campus at all during the period when they may have exposed others. Therefore, they are not part of our tally of active cases with an on-campus presence.
All six of these students were tested at off-campus facilities.
A total of 21 students and two employees in our on-campus population have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the fall 2020 semester. Four cases are currently classified as active (defined as confirmed positive tests among individuals who have been on campus and may have exposed others). One student is currently in quarantine on campus, and zero are in isolation on campus.
Our community can stay up-to-date via our COVID-19 dashboard, which includes tallies of current active cases, total cases last week, total recoveries, data on on-campus student testing and positivity rates for those on-campus tests, and 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.
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.