Exit testing results for Fall 2020 semester; status update for week of Nov. 9-13

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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 received results for all the pools. Last week, we collected 225 samples. Only two pooled tests collected this week have come back as positive, and we are awaiting reflex tests to see how many individuals within those two pools might be positive.

With less than a week to go before most students head home, we urge everyone to limit their movement and not risk exposure before the holidays. We are seeing increases in cases all over the country and even within New York State. We do not want you or your loved ones or your home communities to get sick. Please continue to wear your masks and avoid gathering with others indoors or in large numbers.

While you are away from campus, be aware of where you can get tested if you experience symptoms or have a known exposure. Individuals who have questions regarding eligibility or access for testing should call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1.888.364.3065 or visit the New York State Department of Health website.

Among our students, we know two are currently positive and isolating off campus. We have a total of 23 students in mandatory quarantine (all but one off campus). Currently, the designated quarantine and isolation building, South Hall, remains empty.

There are no known positive cases among employees.

Daily updates on the college’s COVID-19 testing, quarantine, isolation and other data are available through the SUNY COVID-19 Tracker dashboard webpage. The SUNY COVID-19 Tracker reports data in a fixed 14-day window.

If you are a student with questions about your health, please contact the Student Health Center. Employees should contact their primary health care provider. For questions or concerns about staying home from work, please contact your supervisor and Human Resources.

If you have questions about conduct, please contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. If you have other COVID-19-related questions or concerns, please use our online form.