Coronavirus

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

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…
We have some initial results from this week’s wastewater and pooled saliva testing for COVID-19. Thursday afternoon, we received wastewater testing results from samples taken Tuesday, Oct. 13. Quantifiable levels were detected in Commons 1, Commons 2 and West Hall residence halls (the central plant samples showed the same). Whenever a residence hall has shown the presence of the virus, we have…
We have received the most recent results of wastewater testing in Oneida Hall, samples taken Thursday, Oct. 8, in which COVID-19 has been detected at a significant level.  All residents of Oneida Hall must precautionarily quarantine in their rooms, effective immediately. All Oneida Hall residents must participate in pooled saliva testing conducted in Hamilton Hall, today between 1 and 3 p.m.…
As SUNY Morrisville experiences its first increase in positive cases of COVID-19, it is helpful to review how testing, quarantine, isolation and contact tracing are connected, and how local health authorities are involved for everyone’s health and safety.  If at any time you choose to go off campus for testing, please use your Morrisville address rather than your home address. Using your…
With our first known positive cases on campus, as well as pending reflex testing on positive pooled saliva tests and detected virus levels in the wastewater, it is necessary to take the following steps: The visitor policy is suspended, which includes no visitors between residence halls (effective at noon today) Students in Commons 2 and West Hall residence halls must enter a period of restricted…
Initial pooled saliva testing results from samples taken Monday and Tuesday, Oct.5 and 6, have been received today. Two of the pools – one of students, one of employees – came back positive. Both pools have been submitted for follow-up testing of the individual samples within the pools (reflex testing). As a reminder, each pool can contain up to 12 individual samples. As a precaution, employees…
SUNY Morrisville has its first known positive cases of COVID-19 among residential students. News of each student’s diagnosis was received today. Contact tracing is underway, led by the Madison County Department of Health.   One student is a resident of the Commons residential halls. This student was last on campus Sunday, Oct. 4. The student pursued a test in Onondaga County that day, then went…
Dear Campus Community, Three weeks ago, we announced an extended pause on campus visitors, effective until Monday, Oct. 5. Following our latest review, in addition to the daily monitoring of COVID-19 cases (no positive cases reported for residential students, faculty and staff as of today), we have revised the policy to now allow some visitation in residence halls. Effective this coming Monday,…