Coronavirus

News relating to the college's response to the coronavirus pandemic

We hope you have enjoyed a restful winter break! We have delayed our start of classes until Feb. 8.This delay in the start to the semester will allow cases from the holidays to clear, more people to be vaccinated, and more of the semester’s work to be conducted in (hopefully) warmer weather that allows for more ventilation and outdoor activity. SUNY Morrisville plans to return for in-person…
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in this week’s final pooled saliva testing effort before the end of in-person instruction on campus. We are as appreciative of all students and employees who gave their samples as we are for the volunteers who helped staff the collection efforts. We collected more than 1,000 samples – including 48 from Norwich Campus students and employees – and have…
I understand the world is full of a lot of uncertainty, and 2020 has perhaps reminded us of that more than any other year in recent memory. As we wrap up in-person instruction for the Fall 2020 semester, I want to assure you that SUNY Morrisville will eagerly await your safe return in January for the Spring 2021 semester. We are proud of and grateful for the successful first half of this academic…
All testing samples collected this week (Nov. 2-6) for both wastewater and pooled saliva testing for COVID-19 have been received. Two pooled saliva tests from student-athlete samples came back positive, and reflex testing is underway to identify individuals with positive tests. Employee samples all came back negative. Wastewater samples collected from Nov. 2 received results yesterday. The virus…
As you prepare to leave campus following the end of in-person classes in the coming weeks, all students must first participate in one final round of pooled saliva testing, as required by SUNY System Administration in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 from community to community. While all in-person classes will conclude on Friday, Nov. 20, testing will be made available next week for…
Dear Mustangs, We know that this has been a rough and challenging semester. We know that gathering and socializing is a valued part of the college experience. We know that Halloween is a treasured day of having fun with your friends. And we know that COVID-19 can spread through high-risk activities, such as parties, large gatherings, and when people do not physically distance or wear protective…
If you go to a party, you will no longer go to SUNY Morrisville. This is as direct as I can be. I am aware of some parties, including one as recently as this past weekend, that were incredibly reckless and dangerous in a number of ways. We are identifying those who hosted and attended and taking sanctions against them. We will continue to do so until they stop or everyone is sent home. Our Office…
All testing samples collected last week (Oct. 12-16) for both wastewater and pooled saliva testing for COVID-19 have been received. A clarification about restricted movement is published online, and the Office of the Provost will soon send an update to faculty as well. Two pooled saliva tests from student samples came back positive, and reflex testing confirmed two individuals with positive tests…
Whenever a residence hall has shown the presence of the virus, we have followed up with a precautionary quarantine or “restricted movement” to limit residential students from potentially spreading the virus until we have had an opportunity to conduct pooled saliva testing and have those results returned. We are clarifying what restricted movement means. The intent is for it to be advisory and…
Dear members of the campus community, Last night, the campus received an update about results from this week’s COVID-19 testing efforts. It is a reminder how quickly a situation can change, and the responsibility each of us has to create and maintain a safer campus environment. This is a defining moment in our response as a community to how we will protect each other’s health. Each of us must…