State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced Friday that SUNY campuses will allow fully vaccinated students, faculty, and staff to conduct outdoor activities without wearing a mask, except in certain crowded settings and venues.
SUNY Educational Opportunity Centers are expanding their online workforce training with more options for students. That includes certifications in childhood development, emergency telecommunications and entrepreneurial skills.
SUNY is requiring all on-campus students to test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days of leaving for Thanksgiving break. The State University system also "strongly recommends" all faculty and staff get tested within this same period.
Over the weekend, the State University of New York at Oneonta became the first in the 64-campus system to shut down in-person classes for two weeks after a coronavirus outbreak. State and college officials are trying to prevent that closure from becoming a trend.
New York State has closed its first public college to in-person learning after 105 individuals on campus tested positive for the coronavirus, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras said Sunday, and a handful of students have been suspended for contributing to that spread.