It’s back to business on campus for Binghamton University while its host community is still unable to pull itself out of a coronavirus spike that has re-imposed some restrictions on residents.

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After a 2-week pause in in-person instruction due to an increase in cases in Broome County and in the B.U. community, the University has had its positivity rate fall to .54%. That means the University is clear to resume pre-pause functions on campus.

Dining halls are reopened and not all classes will be held online as the University continues to monitor the positive test results for the coronavirus among the college community.

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During a news conference, B.U. president, Doctor Harvey Stenger urged students to continue to be vigilant, especially given the infection rate in Broome County is not moving downward as quickly.  He said students should still “stay in” and not go running out to stores if not needed or to start socializing in larger groups.

Before the University went to remote learning for two weeks on October 8, the seven-day rolling average of positive test results was coming back at around 4.8%.

Things aren’t total back to where they were, however, Doctor Stenger says students who decided to go home during the pause are not going to be allowed to return to the campus in order to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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